September 19, 2013

"Las Vegas is the only place I know where...

"Will That be on Your Tab?"
Las Vegas, Nevada really talks.  It says, "Goodbye"."
-Frank Sinatra

"Cluster of Jewels"
Las Vegas, Nevada

"Contemporary Las Vegas is astonishing at night, it is a brilliant cluster of jewels,
of all shapes, sizes and colors.  Glowing in the middle of a vast, black velvet canopy."

-Tomas Taj Ainlay, Las Vegas:  The Fabulous First Century

"Vegas Blur"
Las Vegas, Nevada

Alan:  This isn't the REAL Caesars Palace, is it?

Hotel Clerk:  What do you mean?

Alan:  Did, uh, Caesar live here?

Hotel Clerk:  Ummm, no.

Alan:  I didn't think so

-The Hangover

"The Cosmopolitan"
Las Vegas, Nevada

"Vegas is purposely constructed as a self-enclosed isolated biosphere.
Sort of what a recreational colony built on the moon might be like."

-Marc Cooper, The Last Honest Place in America

"A Bride Around Every Corner"
Las Vegas, Nevada

"Marriage is a big deal,
but who's to say I'm not going to pull a Vegas
and get married to see what it's like for a minute?"

-Lindsay Lohan

"I hate Disneyland.
It primes our kids for Las Vegas."

-Tom Waits

"In a city of illusion, where change is what the city does, it's no wonder
Las Vegas is the court of last resort, the last place to start over, to reinvent yourself
in the same way that the city does time after time."

-Hal Roebman, Neon Metropolis

"Man...I really like Vegas"
-Elvis Presley

They also say "What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas".   Unless they were hosting a casting call for "What NOT to Wear" while I was in Sin City,  I'd say...I concur.

Here's where I'm linking up today ..."The Party's On"

Please join me on Sundays for Song-ography.
This week's song title is Aerosmith's "Pink"


  1. I cannot imagine all the things one might see in Vegas. Truly entertaining, I'm sure! The people watching would be fabulous.

    1. I don't gamble much at for me, the people watching is top entertainment :)

  2. You're good. I mean really, really good! The architecture shots and quotes are phenomenal...and that last shot tells a whole story all by itself! Such a pleasure to visit you here!

    1. Thanks Adrienne...that guy in the last shot totally had my attention :)

  3. haha - I have not been to Vegas in years - I don't gamble or drink but love to go to Vegas for the shows!

  4. I really hope that one day I make it Vegas again. The place is without a doubt insane but i loved it, it was so much fun.


  5. Such great shots!

    To me, Vegas is just a gigantic Atlantic City - and having grown up there all the fuss and pomp and glitz is of no interest to me lol! When I go to Vegas it's to see family!

  6. Great shots, never been, but now I don't have to....I can just live it all by you! lol

  7. It's such a glitzy downtown strip. Definitely no longer a Deano, Sammy and Frank Sinatra kind of town.

  8. Been to Vegas once .... stayed at the Ceaser's Palace .... in June ..... it was 110* by 11:00 a.m.
    But I'm glad I went ..... absolutely mesmerizing at night!
    Did you go to Old Vegas (Freemont St)?
    Thanks for all the shots .... brought back some memories!

  9. stunning photos; have a good Thursday

    much love...

  10. The last picture is a winner! Absolutely great!!!

  11. Oh man I want to go. You really made this so much fun with your fabulous shots. Someday I plan to take in Vegas but in the meantime I'm just enjoying your trip.

  12. fantastic shots! I have to admit...Vegas really isn't my thing. I wouldn't mind seeing all the neon though.

  13. Neat photos! I really like them all. I've never been to Vegas. I'm not much of a gambler, but I'd love to see all the sights!

  14. These are great shots kathy! I have not been to Vegas for a really long time, and would love to go back and see all of the hotels. They look amazing!

  15. Kathy, you are such a talented photographer! ~ Julie

  16. Your photos are stunning! The "Cluster of Jewels" is absolutely beautiful!!

    Vegas seems mysterious and little scary to me. You did a great job in capturing its individuality in your photos and quotes.

  17. Right, that's it - you are in SO much trouble - how can you expect me to take in all these great shots and comment on all of them, oh my..... that second shot with the lights of the hotels and then that waterfall shot against the other waterfall. Words? I have none.... thank you for sharing, as always, what a pleasure to view this, and appreciate it. Renee

  18. Fantastic collection of Vegas and perfect accompaniment of quotes. What NOT to Wear - I thought they had finished filming their final season (gonna miss Stacey and Clinton - even if sometimes I think they need a re-do themselves).

  19. You captured some pretty awesome shots of Vegas. But I have to say I am so happy to be out of there..