This September marks the twelfth anniversary of the opening of the Paris Las Vegas. My son and I visited this 2915-room hotel and casino this past June. Paris dominates the Las Vegas Strip with its half-scale replica of the Eiffel Tower and partial Arc de Triomphe. The front of the hotel borrows inspiration from the […]
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 […]
Can anybody identify this former UFC Champion? To my surprise, my 12 year-old son did. Don’t ask me why; we don’t following Ultimate Fighting Championship, a recent hybrid boxing and martial art sport. Nevertheless, the LX Fight Shop inside the Luxor Hotel caught our attention with its incredibly lifelike wax sculpture—right down to the whisker […]
During the early evening hours, crowds begin to emerge along the Strip in Las Vegas. This handsome critter (the reptile, not his handler) is a black-throated monitor. According to his owner, these lizards can grow up to seven feet (2.1m) long and weigh more than sixty pounds (27kg). They are native to Tanzania, but judging […]
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.