Saturday, November 15, 2008

Freemont Street, Las Vegas, all lit up

We were just in Las Vegas a few weeks ago but didn't have time to see the Freemont Street area at night, so here are some pictures from our 2004 western roadtrip. You actually begin to feel uncomfortably warm standing near these signs because all those light bulbs give off an amazing amount of heat. All that energy put in the cause of luring you to penny slots and "easy" money seems like a colossal waste, but they sure do look cool. It's like a museum of Las Vegas's glorious dubious past. I could stand and watch them for hours, blinking away frantically... a true eccentric roadside attraction. As a wise man in an ill-fitting sequinned white jumpsuit once said, "Viva Las Vegas!"


Chris said...

The Holy Grail. Great shots! I dream of doing this.

Philip Barrett said...

here's some I took of Fremont Street (plus a couple of fair grounds & a Shanghai neon for good measure). Enjoy!