Independence Day USA

Happy Independence Day USA

Independence Day USA Welcome to the Fourth of July.  For those of us who live here, it’s our national Independence Day in the USA where we celebrate the founding of the nation. John Adams thought we’d be celebrating on July 2nd, which only proves that nobody ever really knows what’s going to happen even when […]

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Dragon Attack

The Magic Arm Strikes Again This is another one of those places where tripods are (technically) forbidden – the Conservatory at The Bellagio in Las Vegas.  It’s very popular with visitors, so I can understand the restriction.  Splaying out a tripod around people who aren’t looking where they’re walking is a good recipe for an […]

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Year of the Dragon

The Colorful Lanterns I made it into Las Vegas shortly after the Palazzo unveiled this display for the Year of the Dragon. Although it isn’t very prominent in this shot (only the tail is showing), the dragon is enormous. What fascinated me were all of the lanterns hanging from the atrium. The colors and spacing really […]

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Merry Christmas

For those of you who celebrate, Merry Christmas.  To all of you, thank you very much for visiting the blog.  I appreciate the comments and interaction and will  have much more to share with you in the coming year as I expand into some new projects.  

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Mickey’s Last Christmas

Who would’ve guessed that last year would be Mickey Mouse’s last Christmas in his own house? In an ironic twist of fate, the Mayor of Toontown lost his home – and entire city – to eminent domain. It’s rumored that the city was caught up in the sub-prime mortgage collapse. Many of the properties were […]

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Christmas in Las Vegas

Most years, I spend my Christmas holiday in Las Vegas. I’m going to miss it this year because it’s actually become a very comforting place for me.  I get to see some friends who live there, get some comfort food at Mr. Lucky’s in the Hard Rock Hotel, and enjoy some cool weather without getting […]

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