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Las Vegas at night

During the last week, we visited several Las Vegas areas at dusk and at night. There are so many lights here! And I wanted to take some pictures of night time Las Vegas. Below are pictures taken on Fremont Street (downtown Las Vegas) as well as the always busy Strip.

Caesar Palace shops

Caesar Palace shops

Ceiling in the Forum Shops

Ceiling in the Forum Shops

Caesar Palace

Caesar Palace

Fountains at the Bellagio

Fountains at the Bellagio

Some very large signage

Some very large signage

Craftsman showing spray paint paintings

Craftsman showing spray paint paintings

Point your camera, and they will pose

Point your camera, and they will pose

Inside the Fremont street LED display

Inside the Fremont street LED display

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Clever images on the ceiling

Clever images on the ceiling

And, a variety of colors

And, a variety of colors

Valley of Fire, Nevada

May 24, 2014 2 comments

The Valley of Fire is located less than an hour north of Las Vegas, close to Lake Mead. It gets its name from the bright red rock formations, but also because it gets to be over 120F (50C) in the summer.

One area is known as “Mouse Tank” and contains a valley filled with Indian petroglyphs. Even though time is starting to erode them, it is still possible to make out the huge amount of indian art.

But there is more to it. There are many geologic formations of different colors and different shapes, giving an erie effect to the landscape. Perfect for hiking, and photography.

Very sandy in many places.

Very sandy in many places.

Slot Canyon

Slot Canyon

Baby arches (?)

Baby arches (?)

"Fire Wave" - unique formations

“Fire Wave” – unique formations

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Indian petroglyphs

Closer view of Indian petroglyphs

Lava formations as far as the eye can see

Lava formations as far as the eye can see