Walking in a desert of Las Vegas
• Walk through the deserted Las Vegas
Today I'll show you a little bit different the Strip in Las Vegas. Strip without people. Streep - it's such a small rim at approximately 7 kilometers, South Las Vegas Boulevard segment, where the focus all the major modern hotels. Beyond the Strip hotels are also there, but on the Strip they nest.
And it is believed that Streep never sleeps, there is always crowded and always a crowd. It is, in principle, correct. If you exit the hotel and go for a walk on the strip - you will go in the same crowd of tourists.
But I was able to walk on the Strip, where the people on it were not almost completely.
That's exactly it and show you.
Pond at the Bellagio Hotel. Center Strip. In this pond with three hours of the day (or even earlier, I somehow had not been able to verify, but three - just seen) the fountains dance to the music. A photo shows advertising on a show called "O". The Bellagio was built a special stage for this show of Cirque du Soleil. There is made a special pool where the floor many times over the idea falls-rises. "O" means "water" in French, if I'm not mistaken. So the show - just awesome. Show in Las Vegas - it's just that I think merits Vegas.
The secret, as you can see is simple - it is necessary to walk at dawn. In five or six in the morning, even the most persistent players end up trying to beat the machine. On the streets, where people hummed all night - it becomes empty and quiet. Only cleaners so rare to run away from a heart attack individuals will meet you.
At the dawn. The lights still burning, but the shops do not work.
In the bars already empty, no bartenders, neither drank game. As you can see, the bar rack is aligned with the slot machines. This Bar Hotel Cosmopolitan. And the girls that usually danced to the left, where the light box - there is none. By the way, the visitor can not see her bar, she dances to attract passers-by.
In the Casino are only the most stubborn so few workers.
The streets are empty, too.
Going across the road and the escalator. Yes, escalators there right on the open street. After a few hours at this transition will hang different beggar, and will be a crowd. And yet - there is none.
In the morning on the streets - some less and machines, usually something on the boulevard - the plug. Right - Ballys Hotel and Casino. At the time of opening in 1973 - it was the largest hotel in the world. Was built had come then to Vegas MGM mega-corporation (in fact put an end to domination of organized crime in Vegas). The hotel's history - its destruction by fire in 1980 (then killed 85 people), a complete restructuring and the repeated transition from hand to hand. Currently, the hotel owns a corporation "Caesar Enterteynment".
Right - visible construction. On the Strip in general is very much built, rebuilt, there is construction - permanent state
The same corporation "Caesar Enterteynment" Owned and nearby hotel Caesar palace.
By the way, a sign in the photo notifies that all the money to throw into the fountain will be sent to Travmotologichesky and Hospital Burn Center in Las Vegas.
Well, I've said, yes, that on the streets - just some individuals, like one guy with a camera, but escaping from a heart attack, there is still different workers.
Near Caesar Palace Hotel is a shopping center Forum Shops, decorated in the same style (I would say - the same kitsch, but I will not).
Who is it that buys - no one knows me, I have to somehow do not bother to look.
The people of the water, as usual, promptly inserted a lot of coins. Here's how to see a body of water - so we must be sure to throw a coin. What for?
By the way, I was not able to visit The Forum Shops mall, but here in next to our hotel "Aria" Crystals mall I went several times, just across the road it was closer than get on the street.
It looked like this. Any where Prada, Louis Vuitton and other Dolci-Gabala.
And the other lens.
The people there was already two-three vendor in each store. But shoppers in the stores, even at night, when all was rush hour, somehow failed to see. Why some people prefer to pass by, maybe because a plain black dress in the same Prada worth as my monthly salary?
Well, in the morning in the mall there was only design, people are not observed.
Prostitution in Vegas such as the officially authorized. So in spite of the lack of people on the streets early in the morning already ply here are billboards on the machines.
The same picture, but the machine - the other, going in the opposite direction. Or is it the same car has already returned?
By the way, pay attention to the design of the fence beside the road.
Day and night, at every intersection of the Strip to the people stick undersized Mexicans and Mexican, usually dressed in T-shirts with a red cross. They are characterized by the so pop decks of cards and try to foist these cards each passing. In the morning, at the crossroads - see here such garbage. Those same card. But soon other debris will be removed Mexicans - cleaners. Everyone earns money as he can.
From the casino go past visitors with bottles of beer (where, incidentally, beer handed out for free, if you play for a long time), and near the casino has been waiting for many years its lucky owner is such a machine. On it the inscription "Win odnotsentovyh exchange on machines in Casino Royale"
That no matter how much playing and watching players - did not see that it was possible to win something big.
Odnotsentovyh machines in the casino, "Aria". Incidentally, the "one-armed bandits", ie machines with a handle, for which it is necessary to pull occurs quite a bit, even though they are. Now, basically, machines on the button. And "odnotsentovyh" they are actually very still on probation. They "eat" the bill of one dollar and up to a hundred. A minimum rate - forty cents. On the "nickels" machines (which also feed on bills), you can find the minimum bet of five credits, ie cents.
In addition to roulette, and many of the other tables in the casino. In every casino they are of the same color. Here in the "Venice" - yellow. I understand it - poker tables.
In "Venice" were two at the bar.
A gondola near the "Venice" stood and waited for a new day.
The workers were fastened some new advertising banners.
The sidewalks have washed.
Eclecticism. Right - Venice, and on the left - hotel book
But who can say that it is - not in Venice?
The channels, however, purely arbitrary.
But the tower - like the real thing.
The same book-hotel across the street. And who, well, that's who needs these girls at 6 am?
At this point in the evening - not overcrowded. Every half hour there ceases to pour water, there was the sound of screaming monkeys and suddenly starts erupting volcano.
This famous show erupting volcano at the hotel "Mirage".
Ahead - a shopping center. Prices, where, incidentally, some are more democratic than in the more inspirational Crystals.
According to the Strip and into the double-decker bus rides Dantaun "Deuce". This one comes from downtown. The fare is 6 dollars a nose for two hours or eight bucks - in 24 hours. The people, of course, prefer to buy a ticket on the day.
Gradually there are people on the streets. Although they are still very few, of course.
Sunlight has already reached the pond at the Bellagio.
People are coming.
Original advertising solution at the cafe.
For some reason the grass grew on a motorcycle, although in actual fact, this grass - artificial, plastic is, in a climate of Las Vegas grass can not grow, there is too hot almost all year
On the left - the hotel "New York, New York" all in scaffolding, something they rebuild. With turrets - Hotel "Excalibur". And further to the left yellow - hotel "Mandalay Bay".
As already mentioned, on the Strip that is constantly being built, rebuilt.
These are the type of skyscrapers - the hotel "New York-New York."
Roller coasters around -. This so-called. Roller Coaster, the famous entertainment on the Strip. When you walk around - constantly hear cries out, there is not just caravans moving up and down, they describe the dead loop, turn over on its own axis, etc. The speed it reaches 108 km per hour, and elevation -.. Almost a hundred and fifty meters.
Is it worth it to go to the hotel next to this type of the Statue of Liberty - and see another statue. Already from the candy.
I understand that that's the pinnacle Excalibur - they are only the external decoration.