Friday, October 2, 2009

Friday Shoot Out: Study of a Building

































































































































I was in Las Vegas this summer with my brother, Tommy. As I've said, everything was so much THERE, so big, so loud, so crowded, so MUCH. So, even the mall was as if another world with huge statues, stores with shoes and clothes and purses I would be shocked to see the prices of, restaurants, salons, and more more more and more! Our little Asheville Mall is like a mom and pop store compared to the malls in Las Vegas; I wonder how many of my little Asheville Malls could fit inside these Mall Cities of Vegas. I could be wrong, but I do believe most if not all these photos come from the Bellagio mall "next door" to where we stayed at Cesar's Palace (I took the photo of the Bellagio building from our hotel window).


Again, the photos aren't as I'd like them to be-it's the "perspective," -- the BIG of everything, the crowds - difficult to snap photos that I would be satisfied with. Mostly, I just walked around and held up my camera and clickity clicked without a care in the world.


Friday Shoot Outs are supposed to be "our town" and what sometimes happens is I haven't left my little log house to take photos since I'm working hard on Secret Graces manuscript, unless they are nature inspired from my cove or surroundings. We do have buildings, laughing, but I didn't get to one to take photos and hate to miss another FSO, so, Las Vegas will have to do!

28 comments:

Doreen said...

great shots! I knew immediately where these were from. Vegas does put on the glam. fun place to visit though.

Sarah Lulu said...

Really enjoyed a glimpse of Vegas!

Jessica said...

Amazing!

Simply Heather said...

I've rarely been out of my State...maybe NY, NH, Mass, Canada and Georgi - that's it for me.

This was awesome to see, your post. Thank you for sharing it today :)

Janna Qualman said...

It's all very grand and majestic out there, isn't it? Well... except for the dirt and smut. But you know what I mean. ;)

Thanks for sharing the lovely pictures!

Patty said...

You captured it beautifully. I love that place. Isn't it just awesome? Makes me want to pack my bags and head to Vegas again. I don't think I have enough money in my piggy bank, though.

Did you see "Love" while you were in Vegas? The best show I have ever seen.

~JarieLyn~ said...

I recognized Caesar's Palace right away. Your photos are great. It's nice seeing all the glam and glitz from someone else's perspective. I live in Las Vegas and I rarely go down to the strip. I thought about taking photos of one of the casinos but decided to go a different route. Good shoot-out.

Barry said...

I know many people who would love to call Vegas "home" Kathryn.

The photos were amazing and you certainly captured the heroic size of the place.

Diane said...

I went to Vegas 10 years ago for my cousin's wedding. I was completely awestruck by how BIG it is. You would look down the strip and think Oh I could walk there in like 5 minutes and it was really like 2 miles up. I love Caeser's too inside! :O)

Angie Ledbetter said...

Glad what happened in Vegas didn't stay in Vegas this time. Great shots! :)

Lazy Writer said...

They are great pictures. I love Vegas. Maybe it is because everything is so MUCH.

GingerV said...

I have never been to Vegas - (except throught CSI :) ) but have been to italy about 10 times, loved seeing your photos of the mall and saying that is SO roman looking. amazing replicas.

Deb Shucka said...

What beautiful pictures!

Strange Fiction said...

Wow! Beautiful memories to call up while you're sequestered with your MS!

Mary said...

Those are just "over the top". Thanks for the peek.

Gordon said...

Bigger than life!! Great stuff!!

Linda said...

These pictures are over the top and are screaming of Vegas opulence. I love how you were able to capture the overwhelming sense of huge proportion. A wonderful shoot Kathryn. Thank you.

Lori said...

Some day, when I grow up, I want to go to Vegas too. Looks like a lot of fun.

Pauline said...

Far out! Great post.

Pauline said...

Far out! Great post.

A Scattering said...

Like Doreen, I knew as soon as I saw the first photo that it was Vegas. We went there last year for our 25th wedding . Great choice for your post!

T. Anne said...

How fun! That giant griffon looks a bit scary, lol!

B.J. Anderson said...

OooOOOo! Vegas! I love Vegas, but I love coming home even more. It's fun for a few days, but having to be in that constant noise day in and day out would be overwhelming. Great pictures!!

Jen said...

Wow - Vegas must be one amazing place.

Your photos definitely do it justice, since I have never been there, and immediately guessed these were taken in Vegas!

Well done.
:)

J9 said...

It seems like a million years since I've been to Vegas, and your photos made me miss it even more!

Denise said...

great shots or should I say shops ;)

GigiSxm said...

ooooh! i recognize those buildings! Isn't Ceasar's palace just over the top and grand?

Carrie said...

I've never been there but it sure does look bigger than life! Thanks for participating even if it isn't your town. Or your mountain :)