Las Vegas 2010 - Photography - M1key - Michal Huniewicz

Las Vegas 2010 Photography - M1key - Michal Huniewicz

Las Vegas 2010 by Michal Huniewicz
Las Vegas, Nevada! The Entertainment Capital of the World, as they like to call it, or Sin City, or even The Marriage Capital of the World (there are more than 35 wedding chapels, 315 weddings daily on average). The economy of Nevada was "founded on mining and refounded on sin--beginning with prizefighting and easy divorce a century ago and later extending to gambling and prostitution". (The Economist, August 21 2010, p. 35)
And so, 8 counties in Nevada have chosen to legalize prostitution (out of 14 allowed to).
Las Vegas means meadows in Spanish; the city was founded in 1905 and the first casino was licensed in 1931. There are 1701 licensed gambling places now for you to enjoy, and 124,270 hotel rooms to choose from. If you want to get married, you will pay 35 dollars on average. Think wisely! A divorce will cost you 450 dollars on average.

Hard Rock Hotel Casino

Hard Rock Hotel Casino
Hard Rock Hotel Casino - Las Vegas 2010
This is the Hard Rock Hotel Casino hall. Slot machines everywhere. And nice rock music playing all the time, my kinda place.

Casino

Casino
Casino - Las Vegas 2010
Note the slot machine on the left - it's a 1 cent machine, a clear sign of recession, according to my friend, Tara. Lovely pink.

Casino

Casino
Casino - Las Vegas 2010
43% of Nevada's general fund is fed by gaming-tax revenue.

Monster Magnet

Monster Magnet
Monster Magnet - Las Vegas 2010
Dave Wyndorf's suit in the Hard Rock Hotel. He is the lead singer for Monster Magnet and their album, Powertrip, was written in the Las Vegas area.

Venice

Venice
Venice - Las Vegas 2010
This is the Vegas version of Venice. Everything is made of plastic, but at least the water is cleaner.

Hotel

Hotel
Hotel - Las Vegas 2010
Hard Rock Hotel pool. The water was kinda cold.

Eiffel

Eiffel
Eiffel - Las Vegas 2010
The scale of this Eiffel tower is about 1:2 - they wanted to build a 1:1 tower, but the airport is too close. The Las Vegas version of Paris is located at the Las Vegas Boulevard (aka the Strip).

Paris

Paris
Paris - Las Vegas 2010
See the fake sky? It cost 785 million dollars to build Paris, the LV version. The tower legs here are the actual tower legs.

Pole

Pole
Pole - Las Vegas 2010
This is also the Hard Rock Hotel. In the evenings ladies come and dance.

Food

Food
Food - Las Vegas 2010
The size of American burgers disappointed me. I expect a bigger bun and not just taller burgers. What's more, the water you see there, with ice and lemon, is chlorine water. It's like you were drinking from a swimming pool.
Impossible to swallow for a European.