Living Las Vegas

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February 26, 2009

They say what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas, but once you leave, you may have trouble banishing Sin City from your mind.

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  The view from the Ghost Bar at the Palms Hotel in Las Vegas is tantalizing. Though it’s hard to resist the Strip’s allure, there’s more to Vegas than neon.  Photo by: Roy Zipstein
    The view from the Ghost Bar at the Palms Hotel in Las Vegas is tantalizing. Though it’s hard to resist the Strip’s allure, there’s more to Vegas than neon.

    Photo by: Roy Zipstein

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  The La Concha motel, completed in 1961 by Paul Revere Williams, the first African-American architect admitted to the American Institute of Architects, is one of the last remnants of Sinatra-era Vegas on the Strip.  Photo by: Roy Zipstein
    The La Concha motel, completed in 1961 by Paul Revere Williams, the first African-American architect admitted to the American Institute of Architects, is one of the last remnants of Sinatra-era Vegas on the Strip.

    Photo by: Roy Zipstein

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  The Boneyard, where good signs go to die before being reborn. The La Concha motel will soon be resurrected as the Neon Museum, giving all the old neon new life.  Photo by: Roy Zipstein
    The Boneyard, where good signs go to die before being reborn. The La Concha motel will soon be resurrected as the Neon Museum, giving all the old neon new life.

    Photo by: Roy Zipstein

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  Red Rock Resort and Casino is a haven away from the chaos of the Strip—and a welcome alternative to a certain other hotel off the Strip, popular with callow youth, that Fogel calls “The Loserdome.”  Photo by: Roy Zipstein
    Red Rock Resort and Casino is a haven away from the chaos of the Strip—and a welcome alternative to a certain other hotel off the Strip, popular with callow youth, that Fogel calls “The Loserdome.”

    Photo by: Roy Zipstein

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  At Mix Lounge at THEhotel in the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino, the chandelier is made up of 15,000 glittering Murano blown-glass spheres.  Photo by: Roy Zipstein
    At Mix Lounge at THEhotel in the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino, the chandelier is made up of 15,000 glittering Murano blown-glass spheres.

    Photo by: Roy Zipstein

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  The Hoover Dam, one of the country’s great engineering feats, is just a few miles from Vegas and warrants a visit.  Photo by: Roy Zipstein
    The Hoover Dam, one of the country’s great engineering feats, is just a few miles from Vegas and warrants a visit.

    Photo by: Roy Zipstein

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  Restaurant Guy Savoy at Caesars Palace signals that things are looking up in Vegas.  Photo by: Roy Zipstein
    Restaurant Guy Savoy at Caesars Palace signals that things are looking up in Vegas.

    Photo by: Roy Zipstein

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  The Golden Steer shows that for all the change, some things just stay the same.  Photo by: Roy Zipstein
    The Golden Steer shows that for all the change, some things just stay the same.

    Photo by: Roy Zipstein

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