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Frontier Hotel 1942-2007

Frontier Hotel 1942-2007

"This is the end result of all the bright lights... and the comp trips, of all the champagne... and free hotel suites,
and all the broads and all the booze. It's all been arranged just for us to get your money.
That's the truth about Las Vegas. We're the only winners. The players don't stand a chance. "

-- Sam "Ace" Rothstein, Casino, 1995






Thursday, May 19, 2011

Las Vegas Abandoned Construction Site #10

This disaster area is located by Bermuda Rd. and W. Cactus Ave. – About a mile north of St. Rose Pkwy.  It appears to be an apt. or condo complex.  Of all the abandoned construction sites, this one might take the prize for being the most vandalized.  The photos really do not do it justice.  This place looks like something out of a war zone with all the broken windows.  This complex is a complete eyesore in what is a pretty nice neighborhood.

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Wide open gate beckons any bum or teenage vandal into the complex.  Nice security…  No wonder the place has so many broken windows.

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Front of the complex facing Bermuda…


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There are hundreds of broken and smashed out windows – glass all over the place

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The interior of the complex – Almost every unit has a broken window.


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And most ridiculous of all is this sign.  Are you kidding me?  FYI – this place is mere blocks from a high school.  One can only imagine what goes on in here before and after school…

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Saturday, May 14, 2011

His and Her O2 Tanks...

In just about every local's casino you see quite a few seniors with these O2 tanks.  Some of them are walking around, some are on scooters with their tanks.  I would assume that the majority of these lung tanks are needed because of years of smoking...  I believe that these two are together on a date at their local casino -- and both of them have O2 tanks!  Just when you think you have seen it all....


Friday, May 13, 2011

Las Vegas Smoker of the Week #17

Outdoor smoker puffing away around lunch time in a parking lot of a local's hotel.  Nice ash buildup at the tip of the cig...


Las Vegas Car of the Week #19

Late 70's/early 80's Mercury Monarch.  I can't believe this piece of junk is still actually running.  I wonder if this was factory paint?   Would love to pull up to Encore Valet with this ride and demand "preferential parking."



Monday, May 9, 2011

Just Some Random LV Pics…

Las Vegas is just a never ending stream of photo opportunities.  Here are some photos I have taken over the past few months.  Enjoy.

This was at Planet Hollywood the other night.  I was sitting waiting for some friends to arrive and I got these pictures.  Yes that dude has a freaking cat on his shoulder.  Why?  I have no clue.

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Then about 10 minutes later this crew of gnomes cruises through the hotel.  I have no idea what the hell this was all about, but it was pretty funny to see this.

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Nothing like checking into your hotel with a rolling suitcase and a case of beer. 

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Slumming it at the Mirage.  Every time I go the Mirage I see people lying on the floor with all their luggage.  My, how far the mighty have fallen.  If only Steve Wynn could see whatta dump this once proud hotel has become….

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Solo “handbiller” in front of the Venetian.  Usually these guys operate in packs like wolves.  Maybe his pals were on a smoke break or something.


I have yet to figure out why someone would wear such a hat out in public, especially when it was not cold.  Note full test tube drink – just purchased at the TI.

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Timed exposure from the deck at Planet Hollywood.

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The  guys in the colored suits were all British.  Not sure what is going on here.  Attracted a lot of attention, that’s for sure.

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It’s about 11am and this guy is helping himself to a “free publication.”  No he’s not taking a LV Weekly or Seven magazine.  Huh uh.  I bet that cell phone was being dialed a few minutes later...

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Sunday, May 1, 2011

Viva Las Vegas 2011

I attended the VLV car show and concert on Saturday, April 22, 2011 at the Orleans Hotel.  If you have never attended the VLV, it is my opinion one of the best public events that comes to Las Vegas.  It is a great time, the drinks are cheap, the cars are amazing, the women are pretty hot looking, and best of all it’s all retro 1930’s, 40’s, 50’s, and early 60’s.

To start with, here’s a sampling of the vintage vehicles at VLV 2011:

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The “Raider Nation” was of course represented.   Gotta love this homey in the zoot suit – Raider colors of course…  “Orale holmes.” 

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Here are some of the “vintage” looking women at this event.  The hair, make up and accessories are quite a feast for the eyes…
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For whatever reason there was a substantial contingent of dudes (and a few women) with Mohawks…
 
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I don’t know how women can strut around in heels on the blacktop for hours upon hours, but it is quite the spectacle of footwear at this event…
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The tattoos on display at this event by both men and women were amazing…

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This event lends itself to substantial amount of “self promotion.”  Enjoy the photos…

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