I think the old saying “I’m not paranoid, I know they are watching me” comes into play with today’s post. As mentioned before, there’s a bit of catching up to do and this clearly qualifies since it comes from our Vegas trip back in .. wait for it… November 2012. Turns out that Vegas is a great hub for getting to awesome photography sites such as Zion and Red Rock Canyon. The latter of which will be featured in some upcoming posts. At least once a year we like to pack up all the camera equipment and head to Sin City. While out there on November, we decided to take a walk around the strip and opted to bring the mini-Beast (the 70-200) out with us – definitely more manageable than the Beast in the crowds and doesn’t get in the way of gambling (hehehe). Admittedly, we have been to Vegas A LOT and always looking for something different to explore. Fortunately, Vegas is a target rich environment when it comes to photography – when you have exhausted the view at street level, you can always look up and see a whole new perspective.
This is when the zoom comes in handy because when I refer to looking up I mean looking waaaaay up. Those Vegas architects like things big and tall. It also appears they like to embellish their products with all kinds of interesting sculptures and decorations. Take for instance the statue above of a soldier standing on a hmmmm … a dogreptafish. Yeah, I’m not really sure what it is either but interesting none the less. It has been awhile now, but think this was taken outside of Caesars or possibly the Venetian based on the arches in the background.
Moving from the strange to the downright horrifying, here is the top of Harrah’s Casino.
In case you are having problems making the association, in my book all jesters are clowns in tights – the horror, the horror. This is one of those things I’d rather remain oblivious to – I’ll take the blue pill please. For now on every time I walk past that casino I’m going to get the chills. Don’t be fooled, those are not horns, but rather blow guns to shoot darts into unsuspecting visitors, swoop in and take them back to their lair where they proceed to skin them alive for the pure enjoyment of it all (you think I’m kidding!?!)
Speaking of dart guns – here’s another one I captured.
Clearly not as creepy as those clowns were. I can’t tell if the saucer shape was part of the sculpture or not – possibly a halo but then again it might be a certified UFO monitoring us from above – let’s hope it isn’t aliens making assumptions about humans by watching people in VEGAS .. eesh.
Hit the jump to view a few more shots of the Vegas high life