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LV is for Las Vegas (6)

Wednesday, March 11, 2009 by , under , ,

Almost forgot to post the photos I took in Las Vegas. Las Vegas was the last stop of our San Francisco trip, after we checked out Grand Canyon of course. This is actually before our unforgettable Los Angeles trip(I know I know, I should have posted it chronologically but hey, me is me, major procrastinator and sometime forgetful...).

It's my 3rd time to Las Vegas and it's the most interesting one. Mostly because we all have a great time there, well, minus some minor forgettable details.

One cool thing is that mom experience her first live Broadway show, Mama Mia, at the Mandalay Bay Hotel. And she loves it! She was impressed by the performance and live band, so cool!

One not so cool thing is the 4 hour wait for the buffet at Bellagio. You see, it was Thanksgiving day when we went for the buffet. We even arrived early(at 4pm), you know, anticipating a line. Well, to call it a line is an understatement, it's so far out we can't even see the end and it zig-zag too! Still, we chose to stay since it's going to be crowded everywhere else anyway and friends told me this is the best buffet in Vegas. So Faye and I take turn to stand in line while mom just walk around the casinos and wait. The buffet was good, a lot of good foods and they have the biggest selection of foods I have ever seen but the experience would have been so much better if we can minus the wait. Now you know, so never ever go for the buffet in Vegas during the Thanksgiving holiday, seriously!

Fake Eiffel
Eiffel Tower - The imitation outside of Paris Las Vegas.

LV Lights
Here's another view of the Eiffel Tower at night. This is actually a hand held shot at ISO800, f/4, 1/15s, I love Image Stabilizer!

Green
The MGM Grand - Grand?

Luxor
This is where we stayed, the Luxor Hotel. Not a fancy hotel but I have always admired its architectural and structural detail - it's an engineering marvel(or probably nightmare for those who works on it, I'm guessing the first word out of the engineer's mouth when he/she sees this project is "Holy sh*t!").

Beam
A closer look at the Sphinx.

Luxor
Inside the Luxor - we realized a funny fact on the way back to the hotel, mom and Faye met another group of Asian tourist who happened to stay in the Luxor Hotel as well. One of them actually brought out the fact that the Luxor is essentially a coffin, yet we're so happy to stay in it. Opppsss..."Tai Gut Lai Si"!

Neon Guitar
No description needed for this shot, pretty obvious where this is, right?



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6 Reply to "LV is for Las Vegas"

Bakeling on March 11, 2009 at 11:28 PM

I like the 2nd picture. It is very sharp and clear though without a tripot .

 

温馨小屋 on March 12, 2009 at 4:05 AM

wow! cool...Great capture!

 

Colin Woon on March 12, 2009 at 8:38 AM

Bakeling - I was amazed to have capture the 2nd photo without tripod. Technology is awesome!

温馨小屋 - Thank you!

 

Cheryl on March 13, 2009 at 5:07 PM

Holey moley handheld at ISO800? Coolness, is this the 1.4?

Haha sorry if I sound a little fixated on your 1.4, it's only because I'm so jealous!

The part where your mum loved the broadway show made me smile. I love it when someone feels really amazed and inspired! Well done you. :)

Great photos as always. But your Hardrock photo really stood out to me, seriously magazine worthy!!

 

Colin Woon on March 13, 2009 at 8:40 PM

Cheryl - You're too kind! Your compliment always made my day. It was actually my EFS 18-55mm IS kit lens, without IS, I probably couldn't take it without motion blur. Ya, the f/1.4 is a good lens, get one soon! Get your honey to buy it for you lah!

I'm really glad mum like Broadway shows, now I know what to plan the next time she's in town.

Magazine worthy?! Wow! I can't sleep tonight!

 

卡珞 on April 20, 2009 at 8:32 PM

I went to LA and LV last year! Your photos brought a lot of memory to me. I didn't take such a nice photo that time. I was using compact IXUS800. :) Thanks for sharing...

 

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