TCS New York City Marathon 2017

One more year one more Marathon, on a cloudy and rainy day the first runners started to enter Central Park at the Engineers Gate, first the wheelchair division and the handcycle categories; showing a lot of strength made they way to the finish line.

Un año más, una maratón más, en un día nublado y lluvioso, los primeros corredores comenzaron a ingresar a Central Park en la Engineers Gate, primero la división de sillas de ruedas y las categorías de handcycle; mostrando mucha fuerza haciendo el camino a la línea de meta.

At Engineers Gate,Central Park the first to arrive are the wheelchair division and the handcycle categories; showing a lot of strength made they way to the finish line.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

At Engineers Gate,Central Park the first to arrive are the wheelchair division and the handcycle categories; showing a lot of strength made they way to the finish line.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

At Engineers Gate,Central Park the first to arrive are the wheelchair division and the handcycle categories; showing a lot of strength made they way to the finish line.

Woman category followed with a nice surprise for the USA, after 40 years of not being on the first place on the podium a US citizen conquer the race from Oregon: Shalane Flanagan with a time of 2:26:543 followed by Mary Keitany from Kenya 2:27:54 then Mamitu Daska with 2:28:08 from NM, USA.

Shalane Flanagan from Oregon got the first place after 40 years of the USA not at the podium…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Después de 40 años de no estar en el podio, una ciudadana estadounidense conquista la carrera de Oregon: Shalane Flanagan con un tiempo de 2: 26: 543 seguido por Mary Keitany de Kenia. 2:27:54 luego Mamitu Daska con 2:28:08 de NM, EE. UU.

Mary Keitany got on second place!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mamitu Daska on third

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Right behind the first places a small group give them a chase…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The man race was a hard one but Geoffrey Kamworor from Kenya left the pack behind and made a 2:10:53 time, on second place after a good final sprint Wilson Kipsang also Kenyan arrived with a time of 2:10:56; Lelisa Desisa got the third place at 2:11:32 and not far behind Lemi Berhanu arrived at fourth place with 2:11:52 from Ethiopia both.

Geoffrey Kamworor the winner of the NYC Marathon!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Running together here are the second, third and fourth places!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

La carrera de la división masculina fue difícil, pero Geoffrey Kamworor de Kenia dejó el grupo atrás e hizo un tiempo de 2:10:53, en el segundo lugar después de un buen sprint final. Wilson Kipsang llegó con un tiempo de 2:10:56; Lelisa Desisa obtuvo el tercer lugar con 2:11:32 y no muy lejos Lemi Berhanu llegó en cuarto lugar con 2:11:52 de Etiopía.

Getting ready for the runners arrival hundred of cups are filled with water for them!

 

 

 

 

A need it water station at Central Park, they are almost there but the last stretch of the race is fierce on some of them!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Water, water, water, is what most of the runners need at this stage of the race…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Almost there is what all the fellow New Yorkers scream at the runners!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

As as well known melting pot City people from around the world meets the runners along the course and here at Central Park South, just around the corner from the finish line!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It is also clear the diverdity of all the runners comming from every corner of the planet!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The haRd last meters of the race a music band try to help with some fun for their effort!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A damp day but charged with the energy of the runners and the cheering New Yorkerers

 

¡Un día húmedo y lluvioso, pero cargado con la energía de los corredores y los entusiastas Neoyorquinos!

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Sad Day

Today, May 4th a bill was passed on Congress to repeal  Obama Care, striping millions from Health Care for years to come; with a slim votes and without the Congressional Budget Office numbers of how many millions of American will loose their coverage, probably more than 24 million. With a vote of 217 YEA against 212 NAY and only one extra vote of the Republicans magic number of 216 this criminal bill was passed.

Those that vote on the presidential election having in mind the repeal and replace of the Affordable Care Act; will face now a harsh reality, all those with pre-existing condition will have to pay out of pocket for their care, also insurers will raise the rates at their leisure.

A very sad day indeed!

As today Trump is to give a speech at the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum. We New Yorker’s protest his first visit to New York this way.

#notmypresident is not welcome here!

#notmypresident
you are not welcome here!

#notmypresident
you are not welcome here!

#notmypresident
you are not welcome here!

“I will not have time to play golf, because is to much work to be done”…

Mexico will not pay for the wall, instead will happily pay for an impeachment!

No Health Care for several Million Americans!

Health Care is “Hard”
Presidency “To Much Work” Whiner in chief!

#notrumpnyc

Not welcome here!

Russia investigations results will come to daunt you!

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#noban #nowall

Today is the second day of a Nationwide protest of a non sense “Executive Ordesr” on the BAN of Muslims on this country, that even with the “help” of Guliani to try to make it “Legal” it is against the Constitution! One of th4e last of 18 in a week of those such “Executive Orders.”

This new andministr5ation shows the lack of experience and touch of human life, translators that have worked for more than ten years, risking their lifes aiding the US army in Iraq are not welcome here!

People holding Green Cards detained? Even Citizen of this country not allowed in? What’s wrong with this picture? On the eve of a Holocaust remembrance? How out of touch and arrogant all the “advisers” of trump are! Now Bannon a Alt-Right white supremacist is elevated as the head of the National Security council? Sure we are screwed, but not only us! The entire World is in Danger!

Impeach NOW before is to late!

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#Not my President

On the eve of the Electoral College vote, we have to remember them how important will be a vote of concience even that the numbers were 232 to 306.

En vísperas de la votación del Colegio Electoral, tenemos que recordarles lo importante que será un voto de conciencia, incluso que los números fueron de 232 a 306.

A lot of confussion was all over the country generated by Vladimir Putin KGB spymaster as he handed over to wikileaks all the hacking to turn the Presidential election on a puppet Trump who also ask them the Russians to hack his opponent Hillary Clinton e-mails and the DNC.

Mucha de confusión fue creada en todo el país generado por Vladimir Putin KGB spymaster dando documentos robados del internet a wikileaks favoreciendo la elección presidencial a un títere que inclusive pidio extractar dichos documentos a su oponente Hillary Clinton correos electronicos personales así tambien como del Comité Nacional Democrático.

It will be a disgrace that this great country end up as satellite to the Russians, this not only undermine America, but endangers the entire humanity as we all can see the pretended cabinet being form with the delight and festivities on the Kremlin, here it is a drop in the bucket for all the protest that are still yet to come.

Será una desgracia que este gran país acabe siendo satélite para los rusos, esto no sólo socava a Estados Unidos, sino que pone en peligro a toda la humanidad, ya que todos podemos ver que el pretendido gabinete se esta formado con el deleite y las festividades en el Kremlin, aquí está una gota en el cubo como muestra de las protestas que todavía están por venir.

Tomorrow the Human destiny will be decided!

¡Mañana el destino humano será decidido!

A couple block from the Trump Tower, as protesters are not allowed to be in front, this is what is happening!

A couple blocks from the Trump Tower, as protesters are not allowed to be in front, this is what is happening! Built the wall around the tower where EVIL reside, not a bad idea!

A couple block from the Trump Tower, as protesters are not allowed to be in front, this is what is happening!

A couple blocks from the Trump Tower, as protesters are not allowed to be in front, this is what is happening! Believe it or not the darkest ideas have been awaken with his bigotry!

A couple block from the Trump Tower, as protesters are not allowed to be in front, this is what is happening!

A couple blocks from the Trump Tower, as protesters are not allowed to be in front, this is what is happening!  Close to 3 million votes over her opponent!

A couple block from the Trump Tower, as protesters are not allowed to be in front, this is what is happening!

A couple blocks from the Trump Tower, as protesters are not allowed to be in front, this is what is happening! We have no choice but take it to the streets!

A couple block from the Trump Tower, as protesters are not allowed to be in front, this is what is happening!

A couple blocks from the Trump Tower, as protesters are not allowed to be in front, this is what is happening! The rejection is growing!

A couple block from the Trump Tower, as protesters are not allowed to be in front, this is what is happening!

A couple blocks from the Trump Tower, as protesters are not allowed to be in front, this is what is happening! A disgrace that this human being scoria will be on the Withe House!

A couple block from the Trump Tower, as protesters are not allowed to be in front, this is what is happening!

A couple blocks from the Trump Tower, as protesters are not allowed to be in front, this is what is happening! NOT my president!

A couple block from the Trump Tower, as protesters are not allowed to be in front, this is what is happening!

A couple blocks from the Trump Tower, as protesters are not allowed to be in front, this is what is happening! I know, the hate of this society against woman won!

 

 

 

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TCS New York City Marathon 2016

Once more I was able to capture the Marathon from the start race of the Handcycle Category, lot of effort and the crowd started to warm up with the first category to arrive at Central Park.

The winners on this category: 1st Michael Taylor from Australia 1:23:06, 2nd Vicente Yanguez from Spain 1:31:15 and on 3rd Sergio Minas from Colombia 1:35:34

Una vez más me fue posible el capturar el Maratón desde el inicio de la categoría Handcycle, mucho esfuerzo y la multitud comenzó a celebrar con esta primera categoría llegando a Central Park.
Los ganadores de esta categoría: 1er Michael Taylor de Australia 1:23:06, 2do Vicente Yanguez de España 1:31:15 y 3er Sergio Minas de Colombia 1:35:34

The Handcycle category entering Central Park

The Handcycle category entering Central Park

The Handcycle category entering Central Park

The Handcycle category entering Central Park

The Handcycle category entering Central Park

The Handcycle category entering Central Park

The above photographs are not the actual winners on this category.

 

 

For the third time in a row Mary Keitany from Kenya wins the Marathon on the Woman Category with four minutes ahead of her closest competition 2:24:26, second place was for Sally Kipyego USA 2:28:01 and also from the USA Molly Huddle with 2:28:13.

Por tercera vez consecutiva, Mary Keitany de Kenia gana el Maratón en la categoría de Mujeres con cuatro minutos de ventaja sobre su competencia más cercana 2:24:26, el segundo lugar fue para Sally Kipyego USA 2:28:01 y también de los Estados Unidos Molly Huddle con 2:28:13.

First place on the Woman Category, Mary Keitany from Kenya

First place on the Woman Category, Mary Keitany from Kenya

On the right is the second place Sally Kipyego from the USA

On the right is the second place Sally Kipyego from the USA

On the third place was Molly Huddle USA

On the third place was Molly Huddle USA

On the Man Category the winner Ghirmay Ghebreslassie from Eritrea with one hour seven minutes and fifty five seconds, on second place Lucas Rotich from Kenya 2:08:53 on third place from the USA Abdi Abdirahman: 2:11:23

En la categoría de hombres el ganador fué Ghirmay Ghebreslassie de Eritrea con una hora siete minutos y cincuenta y cinco segundos, en segundo lugar Lucas Rotich de Kenia 2:08:53 en el tercer lugar de los EEUU Abdi Abdirahman: 2:11:23

The first place came from Eritrea Ghirmay Ghebreslassie

The first place came from Eritrea Ghirmay Ghebreslassie

Lucas Rotich from Kenya arrived on second place

Lucas Rotich from Kenya arrived on second place

Thousand of volunteers help with this event to go successfully through the day, handing water, Gatorade and bananas for all the runners.

The public always celebrate with great noise and make up signals to their family and friends running but they share as well all their vibrant energy with all the participants.

Miles de voluntarios ayudan en este evento a pasar el día con éxito, entregando agua, Gatorade y plátanos para todos los corredores.

El público siempre celebra con gran júbilo y haciendo carteles para su familia y amigos corriendo, pero comparten también toda su energía vibrante con todos los participantes.

Water is allways handy for all the runners thanks to an array of volunteers on the side of the race

Water is allways handy for all the runners thanks to an array of volunteers on the side of the race

Water is allways handy for all the runners thanks to an array of volunteers on the side of the race

Water is allways handy for all the runners thanks to an array of volunteers on the side of the race

Tim's fans waiting to see him.

Tim’s fans waiting to see him.

Cleopatra’s Needle in New York City is one is one of three similar named Egyptian obelisks and was erected in Central Park just west of the Metropolitan Museum of Art on February 22nd 1881. Here the Marathon runners passing by.

Cleopatra’s Needle in New York City is one is one of three similar named Egyptian obelisks and was erected in Central Park just west of the Metropolitan Museum of Art on February 22nd 1881. Here the Marathon runners passing by.

A political commentary is always at sight even on the floor of the career course

A political commentary is always at sight even on the floor of the career course

Power buttons everywhere for those who are in need.

Power buttons everywhere for those who are in need.

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Hoover Dam

Hoover Dam, once known as Boulder Dam, is a concrete arch-gravity dam in the Black Canyon of the Colorado River, on the border between the U.S. states of Nevada and Arizona. It was constructed between 1931 and 1936 during the Great Depression and was dedicated on September 30, 1935, by President Franklin D. Roosevelt. Its construction was the result of a massive effort involving thousands of workers, and cost over one hundred lives. The dam was named after President Herbert Hoover.

Since about 1900, the Black Canyon and nearby Boulder Canyon had been investigated for their potential to support a dam that would control floods, provide irrigation water and produce hydroelectric power. In 1928, Congress authorized the project. The winning bid to build the dam was submitted by a consortium called Six Companies, Inc., which began construction on the dam in early 1931. Such a large concrete structure had never been built before, and some of the techniques were unproven. The torrid summer weather and lack of facilities near the site also presented difficulties. Nevertheless, Six Companies turned over the dam to the federal government on March 1, 1936, more than two years ahead of schedule.

Hoover Dam impounds Lake Mead, the largest reservoir in the United States by volume. The dam is located near Boulder City, Nevada, a municipality originally constructed for workers on the construction project, about 30 mi (48 km) southeast of Las Vegas, Nevada. The dam’s generators provide power for public and private utilities in Nevada, Arizona, and California. Hoover Dam is a major tourist attraction; nearly a million people tour the dam each year. The heavily travelled U.S. 93 ran along the dam’s crest until October 2010, when the Hoover Dam Bypass opened. Now know as Mike O’Callaghan–Pat Tillman Memorial Bridge.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hoover_Dam

Visiting Hoover Dam

http://www.usbr.gov/lc/hooverdam/

Aerial view of the Hoover Dam and part of the Lake Mead.

Aerial view of the Hoover Dam and part of the Lake Mead.

Old tunnel and gravel pathway that was used during the construction of the dam.

Old tunnel and gravel pathway that was used during the construction of the dam.

View of Lake Mead, around 10 Million people come to this recreational area each year.

View of Lake Mead, around 10 Million people come to this recreational area each year.

View of the dam from the Arizona side.

View of the dam from the Arizona side.

The intake towers to the dam, each tower is 395' in height from the base.

The intake towers to the dam, each tower is 395′ in height from the base.

The intake towers to the dam, each tower is 395' in height from the base.

The intake towers to the dam, each tower is 395′ in height from the base.

The massive concrete curtain has a base of 660'  and its maximum depth is 589'. the crest is 1244 feet. long and 45' wide. View from the Arizona side.

The massive concrete curtain has a base of 660′ and its maximum depth is 589′. the crest is 1244 feet. long and 45′ wide. View from the Arizona side.

The Hoover dam was built from 1931 to 1935.

The Hoover dam was built from 1931 to 1935.

The massive concrete curtain has a base of 660'  and its maximum depth is 589'. the crest is 1244 feet. View from the Nevada side.

The massive concrete curtain has a base of 660′ and its maximum depth is 589′. the crest is 1244 feet. View from the Nevada side.

 

Architectural style

The initial plans for the facade of the dam, the power plant, the outlet tunnels and ornaments clashed with the modern look of an arch dam. The Bureau of Reclamation, more concerned with the dam’s functionality, adorned it with a Gothic-inspired balustrade and eagle statues. This initial design was criticized by many as being too plain and unremarkable for a project of such immense scale, so Los Angeles-based architect Gordon B. Kaufmann, then the supervising architect to the Bureau of Reclamation, was brought in to redesign the exteriors. Kaufmann greatly streamlined the design, and applied an elegant Art Deco style to the entire project. He designed sculptured turrets rising seamlessly from the dam face.

At Kaufmann’s request, Denver artist Allen Tupper True was hired to handle the design and decoration of the walls and floors of the new dam. True’s design scheme incorporated motifs of the Navajo and Pueblo tribes of the region. Although some initially were opposed to these designs, True was given the go-ahead and was officially appointed consulting artist. With the assistance of the National Laboratory of Anthropology, True researched authentic decorative motifs from Indian sand paintings, textiles, baskets and ceramics. The images and colors are based on Native American visions of rain, lightning, water, clouds, and local animals -lizards, serpents, birds- and on the Southwestern landscape of stepped mesas. In these works, which are integrated into the walkways and interior halls of the dam.

Navajo and Pueblo tribes of the region designs were used by Denver artist Allen Tupper.

Navajo and Pueblo tribes of the region designs were used by Denver artist Allen Tupper, on the interior decoration.

Architect Gordon B. Kaufmann was influenced by "Art Deco" style around the exterior design.

Architect Gordon B. Kaufmann was influenced by “Art Deco” style around the exterior design.

Architect Gordon B. Kaufmann was influenced by "Art Deco" style around the exterior design.

Architect Gordon B. Kaufmann was influenced by “Art Deco” style around the exterior design.

Architect Gordon B. Kaufmann was influenced by "Art Deco" style around the exterior design.

Architect Gordon B. Kaufmann was influenced by “Art Deco” style around the exterior design.

 

 

Inside the Hoover dam where more than 7 million people walk and visit this massive structure, every year.

 

Inside the Hoover dam.

Inside the Hoover dam.

This are the 13' Penstocks that feed the generator to produce electricity.

This are the 13′ Penstocks that feed the generators to produce electricity.

Vintage diagram of the Hoover dam complex hangs on the interior where the 13' Penstocks are located.

Vintage framed diagram of the Hoover dam complex hangs on the interior where the 13′ Penstocks are located.

A lighted diagram of the dam.

A lighted diagram of the dam.

The generator room on the Nevada side.

The generators room on the Nevada side.

 

The Mike O’Callaghan–Pat Tillman Memorial Bridge is an arch bridge in the United States that spans the Colorado River between the states of Arizona and Nevada. The bridge is located within the Lake Mead National Recreation Area approximately 30 miles (48 km) southeast of Las Vegas, and carries U.S. Route 93 over the Colorado River. Opened in 2010, it was the key component of the Hoover Dam Bypass project, which rerouted US 93 from its previous routing along the top of Hoover Dam and removed several hairpin turns and blind curves from the route. It is jointly named for Mike O’Callaghan. Governor of Nevada from 1971–1979, and Pat Tillman, an American football player who left his career with the Arizona Cardinals to enlist in the United States Army and was later killed in Afghanistan by “friendly fire.”

The bridge was the first concrete-steel composite arch bridge built in the United States, and it incorporates the widest concrete arch in the Western Hemisphere. At 840 feet (260 m) above the Colorado River, it is the second-highest bridge in the United States, following the Royal Gorge Bridge. It is also the world’s highest concrete arch bridge. The Hoover Dam Bypass project was completed within budget at a cost of $240 million; the bridge portion cost $114 million (2010 prices).

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mike_O’Callaghan%E2%80%93Pat_Tillman_Memorial_Bridge

Driving to the O'Callaghan-Tillman bridge.

Driving to the O’Callaghan-Tillman bridge.

Driving to the O'Callaghan-Tillman bridge.

Driving to the O’Callaghan-Tillman bridge a view of the Colorado river.

July 24-30, 2011. As a surprise trip we went to Las Vegas. Meztli and Atl Did not know that their Grandparents drove down from Payette Idaho to pick them up and they spent over a month with them. We went to the marvelous Engineering work at the Hoover Dam, at the borders of Nevada and Arizona, on the Colorado river.

View of the Colorado river while driving to the O’Callaghan-Tillman bridge.

Driving to the O'Callaghan-Tillman bridge.

Driving to the O’Callaghan-Tillman bridge.

Dedication plate of the bridge.

Dedication plate of the bridge.

At 110ºF degrees was a hot walk on top of the bridge.

At 110ºF degrees was a hot walk on top of the bridge.

At 110ºF degrees was a hot walk on top of the bridge. A view of the front of the dam from the bridge.

At 110ºF degrees was a hot walk on top of the bridge. A view of the front of the dam from the bridge.

July 24-30, 2011. As a surprise trip we went to Las Vegas. Meztli and Atl Did not know that their Grandparents drove down from Payette Idaho to pick them up and they spent over a month with them. We went to the marvelous Engineering work at the Hoover Dam, at the borders of Nevada and Arizona, on the Colorado river.

At 110ºF degrees it was a hot walk on top of the bridge. A view  Hoover Dam, at the borders of Nevada and Arizona, the Colorado river at the bottom and the bridge shadow.

At 110ºF degrees was a hot walk on top of the bridge. Walking out the bridge an inviting sign for an AC place...

At 110ºF degrees was a hot walk on top of the bridge. Walking out the bridge an inviting sign for an AC place…

 

It has been a lot of controversy on what happened to Pat Tillman who was kill in Afghanistan by a “friendly fire” for those who are more interested please follow the link bellow.

What Really Happened To Pat Tillman?

His Mother Tells 60 Minutes The Govt. Still Hasn’t Told The Whole Truth About Her Son’s Death

Aired May 1st 2008
Pat Tillman was a heroic face of the war on terror – an NFL star who left behind a $3.6 million contract and his new wife to fight for his country after the attacks of Sept. 11. When he died in Afghanistan on April 22, 2004, the Army told his family he’d been killed by enemy fire after courageously charging up a hill to protect his fellow Army Rangers.

But as Katie Couric reports, that story didn’t hold up. He had really been killed by friendly fire, shot accidentally by his fellow soldiers.

For the past four years, his family, led by his mother Mary, has been searching for answers about what really happened, beginning the day she heard the news from Pat Tillman’s wife Marie. You can read the full transcript at:

http://www.cbsnews.com/news/what-really-happened-to-pat-tillman/

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Fabulous Las Vegas!

Las Vegas, in Nevada’s Mojave Desert, is a resort town famed for its buzzing energy, 24-hour casinos and endless entertainment options. Its focal point is the Strip, just over 4 miles long and lined with elaborate theme hotels such as the pyramid-shaped Luxor and the Venetian, complete with Grand Canal; luxury resorts including the Bellagio, set behind iconic dancing fountains; and innumerable casinos.

From Rout 582 in the middle of the Mojave Desert is like a mirage, from thr dust emerges the Strip of Fabulous Las Vegas.

From Rout 582 in the middle of the Mojave Desert is like a mirage, from the dust emerges the Strip of Fabulous Las Vegas.

At the beginning of the strip on the North side one of the first Casinos is Circus=Circus.

At the beginning of the strip on the North side one of the first Casinos is Circus=Circus.

July 24-30, 2011. As a surprise trip we went to At the beginning of the strip on the North side one of the first Casinos is Circus=Circus.

At the beginning of the strip on the North side one of the first Casinos is Circus=Circus.

Luxurios Casinos throughout "The Strip" Encore.

Luxurios Casinos throughout “The Strip” Encore.

Express South a Futuristic bus at "The Strip."

Express South a Futuristic bus at “The Strip.”

The famous Wyn Hotel-Casino.

The famous Wyn Hotel-Casino.

Gilley's Las Vegas Casino.

Gilley’s Las Vegas Casino.

Gilley's Las Vegas Casino.

Gilley’s Las Vegas Casino.

Harras Casino, even on the daylight the bright marquee light are forever on.

Harras Casino, even on the daylight the bright marquee lights are forever on.

Caesar Palace Hotel-Casino

Caesar Palace Hotel-Casino

Hard-Rock Cafe-Casino

Hard-Rock Cafe-Casino

Water Channels in Vegas? You bet! Luxury all over at "The Venetian Hotel Casino & Boutique.

Water Channels in Vegas? You bet! Luxury all over at “The Venetian Hotel Casino & Boutique.

A team Hotel Casino; New York New York.

A team Hotel Casino; New York New York.

Paris Casino with a remarkable "Eiffel Tower-Restaurant" with great views of the "Strip."

Paris Casino with a remarkable “Eiffel Tower-Restaurant” with great views of the “Strip.”

Paris Casino with a remarkable "Eiffel Tower-Restaurant" with great views of the "Strip."

Paris Casino with a remarkable “Eiffel Tower-Restaurant” with great views of the “Strip.”

Paris Casino with a remarkable "Eiffel Tower-Restaurant" with great views of the "Strip."

Paris Casino with a remarkable “Eiffel Tower-Restaurant” with great views of the “Strip.”

Paris Casino with a remarkable "Eiffel Tower-Restaurant" with great views of the "Strip."

Paris Casino with a remarkable “Eiffel Tower-Restaurant” with great views of the “Strip.”

The Other Strip

A young Mexican scout named Rafael Rivera is credited as the first non-Native American to encounter the valley, in 1829 where Vegas is located.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Las_Vegas

Also know as Downtown Vegas, across from Route 589 or E Sahara Ave a big contrast in Las Vegas: The Old Strip, with dilapidated small Hotels and Casinos, once booming is like a corpse in the middle of the dessert.

The defunct Sahara Casino, it has better times, this picture was taken before demolition.

The defunct Sahara Casino, it has better times, this picture was taken before demolition.

If it's in stock we have it (?). Really?

If it’s in stock we have it (?).
Really?

Behind the Bonanza General Store and high in the sky is the "Stratosphere-Las Vegas"

Behind the Bonanza General Store and high in the sky is the “Stratosphere-Las Vegas”

As ghost town Old Strip loneliness as empty Hotels try to attract the masses from the other side of the Avenue. Light here are dimmed some Chapels still around.

As ghost town Old Strip loneliness as empty Hotels try to attract the masses from the other side of the Avenue. Light here are dimmed some Chapels still around.

As ghost town Old Strip loneliness as empty Hotels try to attract the masses from the other side of the Avenue. Light here are dimmed but defiant certain death Motel going on their business.

As ghost town Old Strip loneliness as empty Hotels try to attract the masses from the other side of the Avenue. Light here are dimmed but defiant certain death Motel going on their business.

Aztec Inn Casino, I am Aztec, is my Tribe from México City, but a Casino in Old Strip? Who knew?

Aztec Inn Casino, I am Aztec, is my Tribe from México City, but a Casino in Old Strip? Who knew?

High on top of the "Stratosphere-Las Vegas" is a Bar-Restaurant where some adrenaline seekers find their mojo as the rappel to the street level on one rope!

High on top of the “Stratosphere-Las Vegas” is a Bar-Restaurant where some adrenaline seekers find their mojo as the rappel to the street level on one rope!

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