Thursday, 4 December 2008

leaving las vegas

Thank goodness.

I'm sure that much has been written on the topic and it's getting late and it was a long flight with a two-year old so I am not even going to attempt a cultural analysis of Las Vegas. But, I did note the following:
  • the casinos are like huge theme parks with a den of iniquity at their core
  • the city is very clean and there is no graffiti to be seen but it smells bad
  • the Goodwill superstore isn't that super but the Savers on Tropicana has a really good array of children's puzzles (well, had - I bought a few)
So the best thing that we did was leave Las Vegas and drive to the Hoover Dam on the Nevada/Arizona border. I'm sure that it featured in a James Bond film sometime ago. Anyway, I didn't realise that it was actually built between 1931 and 1935 - it's an art deco masterpiece. There's not a lot of signage around and where there is, it's mostly for the toilets but the typefaces are wonderful:

Happy to be home.

1 comment:

Anina said...

Las Vegas is, in my opinion, pretty much a "been there, done that" kind of place.