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Las Vegas Performer

las vegas performer

We know that there is a large variety of Las Vegas Peformers. From the adult variety (I’m talking stage shows, not the other kind) to folks in costumes wanting you to take photos with them for a donation and then the lady above. I don’t know the advertising reason, but in the mall connecting the The Venetian and the Palazzo, she was posing for photos. This photo was taken in 2009.

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Star Trek Experience

Star Trek

I have been a Star Trek fan since the beginning. Or almost the beginning. I started watching at the 3rd episode in 1966 and haven’t stopped. I, along with some friends, were at the first, and I do mean the FIRST, Star Trek convention in New York City at the Statler Hilton Hotel in 1972. (The hotel has since changed hands and is across from Penn Station.) 500 fans were expected to show up. Over 3000 did, along with Gene Roddenberry and other notable guests.

As the years passed, I have watched hours of Trek reruns, the new spinoff shows, the movies, etc. In my heart, the original Star Trek with Captain Kirk, Mr. Spock and Dr. McCoy  is (and always will be) my favorite.

The photograph above was made in 2006 in the Las Vegas Hilton. For several years the “Star Trek Experience” was on display there. There were gift shops, several restaurants, two Star Trek adventures (sort of a ride), actors dressed up as characters and plenty of props and a history of Star Trek. And hanging from the ceiling were several ships. Very BIG ships. Above, on the left, is “Voyager” from the show of the same name, and the Enterprise from Star Trek: The Next Generation.

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Zip Lining down a Mountain

zip lining, zip line

We wanted to do something special on our vacation several years ago and we thought zip lining would be perfect. Just outside of Las Vegas in Bootleg Canyon is where we traveled to the top of a mountain, courtesy of the company who ran the zip line. There we rode 4 separate lines down the canyon totaling about a mile in length. That’s my daughter on the left. All we could say was “WOW!”

The image was a grab from the GoPro camera on my chest.

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Las Vegas

Las Vegas, High Roller

The High Roller at night in Las Vegas.
The Moon is visible on the left side

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Swimming

Las Vegas, Vegas, Swim, Swimming, Pool, Hotel, Restorts

Swimming in an altered environment.
(It’s always fun to take my waterproof camera into the pool.)

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Viva la Polaroid!

Polaroid

Long Live Polaroid!

Not actual Polaroid photos but taken standing inside a Polaroid frame and with a digital camera (I guess that contradicts the title). These are 3 separate photos taken in the Fotobar in Las Vegas that celebrates, and sells, Polaroid products. On the second floor is a museum. No charge, and worth a visit. The main floor sells products relating to Polaroid. In the corner is the large frame pictured above for personal photography. With computers at your disposal, you can upload any photo for a “Polaroid” type of print. It was great fun and highly recommended to visit.
Google “fotobar” for more info.

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