The New York-New York Hotel and Casino resembles a Broadway stage set more so than a 2,000-room hotel. One of many themed hotel and casinos on the Las Vega Strip, this hotel’s architecture is meant to evoke the skyline of New York City during the 1940s. Set back from Las Vegas Boulevard are the recognizable […]
The Las Vegas Fashion Show Mall is a swanky shopping complex located on the northern portion of the Las Vegas Strip in Las Vegas, Nevada. This is a massive mall with over 1.8 million sq. ft (175,415.0 m2) of space, making it one of the largest enclosed malls in the world. The Mall has over […]
This zodiac clock caught my attention, while strolling the Strip near The Venetian Hotel during my recent visit to Las Vegas. It’s a replica of the one housed in the St. Mark’s clock tower on the Piazza San Marco in Venice. Stay tuned for more Vegas architecture and oddity photos coming your way this week.
One of the many highlights of my Hong Kong excursion was seeing the amazing vista of Victoria Harbor from atop Victoria Peak’s Sky Terrace. Simply called The Peak by locals, it rises 552 m (1,811 ft) above sea level, giving way to a breathtaking panoramic view of Victoria Harbor, central Hong Kong, and the surrounding […]
I’ve had the privilege of photographing some exceptionally beautiful churches during the past year while traveling to Europe and Canada. The exquisite Norte Dame Basilica in Old Montreal, the impressive Old St. Peter cathedral in Munich, and the opulent St. Mang Basilica in Füssen, Bavaria provided wonderful photo ops and venues for spiritual reflection. Yet […]
Here are the answers to yesterday’s photo puzzler “anachronisms.” First the assumption: The postmark stamp was essential, because it established the year as 1967. Therefore, the following elements cannot be chronologically accurate: 1. The Minivan (and other model vehicles in the background) American minivans weren’t introduced in 1984 with the Dodge Caravan. Source: wikipedia.org 2. […]
Before the interstate highway system and the dominance of corporate-owned hotel chains, small privately-owned motels peppered the American rural landscape. With the birth U.S. Route 66, mobile Americans increased traffic on the highway, giving rise to mom-and-pop businesses, such as service stations, restaurants, and of course the motor lodge. In the 50s and 60s, motor […]
Armed with digital cameras, my good friend Lee Brown (blog author of A Day Not Wasted) and I set out early Saturday morning in search of natural beauty. Our mission: to capture eye-catching water photos at Helen Hunt Falls in North Cheyenne Cañon Park. Unfortunately, the splendor of the falls lay hidden beneath ice and […]