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Las Vegas



In 2007 I moved with my family to Las Vegas, Nevada to be a PhD candidate at UNLV for two years. When "It's a nice place to visit but I wouldn't want to live there" came out of the cliché factory, somebody probably had Vegas in mind. Some people enjoy the kitsch, and some roll their eyes at fake pirate ships and gondolas in shopping malls. But sometimes I had to take off my hat to such well-executed cheese. If I had a hat. And if I wasn't in a public place, where people would say, "Why is that idiot taking off his hat at nothing?" So you see, life can be complicated.

If You Go
If you just want to walk and look, there are enough sights, sleaze, and cheese to keep you dazed for a weekend. But to really experience Vegas you need fiscal fitness. Gambling, transportation, drinks, and the casino night shows can get expensive fast.



Venetian Bay Gondola
March 2007
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Bellagio Fountains
December 2007
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Fremont Friday Night
July 2007
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Snowstorm at UNLV
December 2008
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Fremont Light Show
July 2008
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Jazz at Montelago Bay
July 2009
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Treasure Island Sirens
July 2008
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July 4 Fireworks
July 2009
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Fremont Street Gamblers › July
  2007. Jazz Band, District, Henderson ›
  June 2007. Vegas Forecast › May 2007. Circus Circus › January 2007. Tropicana Morning, August 1986. Neon, New York New York ›
  January 2007. Desert Plains near Red Rocks ›
  March 2007. Spiky Field near Mount
  Charleston › June 2007. UNLV Writing Center › January
  2007. Paris Casino Fountain › April
  2009. Matador, Sunset Station Casino ›
  June 2008. Red Rocks Park, West of Las
  Vegas › February 2007. Red Rocks Trees › February 2007. Strip Wedding Chapel › January
  2007. Casino Glint, Strip › January
  2007. Walgreen's Logo, Fremont Street
  › July 2008. Balcony Columns, Venetian ›
  March 2007. Mirage Fountain › March 2007. Strip View at Night from Airport
  › December 2007. Bellagio Fountains › December
  2007. Elvises at Harley Davidson Cafe
  › April 2009. 19th Century Train, Clark Museum
  › January 2008. Clark Museum Rabbit › January
  2008. Springs Preserve Cacti ›
  February 2008. Waterfall and Lake, Mirage ›
  March 2007. New York New York › July 2008. Mirage Tigers › October 2007. Town Square › June 2008. Ceiling Fresco, Venetian › April
  2008. Venetian Halls › April 2008. Ceiling Painting, Caesar's
  Palace › June 2008. Holiday Motel, Strip › January
  2007. Mall Sunset › January 2007. Goodbye Sign › January 2007. Strip Traffic › March 2007. Storm near UNLV › November 2007. Gondola Ride, Venetian › July
  2008. Venetian Mall Interior › March
  2007. Luxor Light › December 2007. Saturday Night Crowd on Fremont
  Street › July 2007. Eiffel Replica and Arc d'Triumph
  › December 2007. Mount Charleston Timbers › June
  2007. Daytime Mist, The District ›
  June 2007. New York New York Beer › July
  2008. Caesar's Palace Lobby › March
  2007. Gilley's › January 2007. Venetian Fountain at Night ›
  July 2008. Glowing Neon, Fremont Street ›
  July 2008. Tower Replica, Paris Casino ›
  April 2009. Caesar's Palace at Night, ›
  October 2007. Treasure Island Siren Show ›
  July 2008. Treasure Island Pool › October
  2007. Front Page Band, Stratosphere ›
  September 2007. World's Largest Chocolate
  Fountain, Bellagio › December 2007. The north end of campus. › May
  2008. Sunny Spire, Venetian › March
  2007. Strip Independence Day Fireworks
  › July 2008. Caesar's Palace Tables › October
  2007. Fremont Street Entrance › July
  2008. The Fremont Experience › July
  2007. Glitter Gulch › July 2008. Caesar's Pillars › June 2008. Boulder City › March 2008. Jazz on the Lake, Montelego
  Village › July 2009. Train Set, Bellagio Atrium ›
  June 2008. Leid Library, University of
  Nevada, Las Vegas › November 2007. Berries in Snow › December 2008 Cactus in Snow › December 2008 Cactus Melting Snow › December 2008 Diagonal Snow › December 2008 Excited Bird › December 2008 FDH Front in Snow › December
  2008 Red Leaf Front › December 2008 FDH Sky View › December 2008 Snow Cover › December 2008 Roses in Snow › December 2008 White Walkway › December 2008 FDH Cactus Fronds › December
  2008 Hoarfrost on Campus › December
  2008 Dusting on the Lawn › December
  2008 Sunset Station › June 2008. Sphinx, Luxor Casino Lobby ›
  February 2008. Red Rocks Cactus Glint › March
  2007. Beware of the Burros, Red Rocks
  › March 2007. Obama Waving, Henderson ›
  November 2008. Solar Panels, Preserve › June
  2008. Fremont Neon › July 2008. Casino Ship › March 2007. Statue Sky Row › March 2007. Springs Preserve Flowers ›
  February 2008. Strip Night View from Bridge ›
  July 2008. Campus Red & Snow › December 2008. Old Steering Wheel, Clark County Museum › February 2009. Chief Neon, Fremont › July 2008. Caesar's Corner › June 2008. New York Slots View › February 2008. Paris Casino Slots › December 2007. Highway Long View › June 2007. Las Vegas Bay, Lake Mead › February 2007.