Kay's Photo Journal - September 2014
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9/30/2014 Richard MacDonald Gallery, Crystal, CityCenter, Las Vegas, NV - When I saw his sculptures in Bellagio, I like it so much, today I have visited his gallery in the Crystal, CityCenter. This place display more his sculptures and drawings. The largest sculpture in this gallery is more than $500,000 that associate said. Beautiful sculptures.
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9/30/2014 Crystal, CityCenter, Las Vegas, NV - They called "Glacia", ice poles, are still standing since opened this place. They have some display of Fall, but didn't impressed me.
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9/30/2014 Water Tornadoes, Crystal, CityCenter, Las Vegas, NV - It is located main entrance of the Cystal, CityCenter. This is man-made water tornadoes display in the cylinder. There are about 20 cylinders, some of are shorter, longer or wider than others. Also different color lights effect some cylinders.
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9/30/2014 Dolphin Habitat, Mirage, Las Vegas, NV - The official name is "Siegfried & Roy's Secret Garden and Dolphin Habitat" This is a place to family to enjoy with kids. When walk-in we can see the three dolphin pools, and secret garden is located behind the pools, and we can see the lions and tigers, secret garden means zoo here.
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9/30/2014 Voodoo Zipline, Rio Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas, NV - The zipline runs between atop of the two towers from 50th floor(elevator goes to 51 floor but down one floor) to 20th floor, 490 ft high and 33 miles/hr speed. It is both ways, going down and coming up, cost $27.49 before 5:30pm and after $42.50 to ride. View from the atop is spectacular.
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9/30/2014 Drai's Beach Club, The Cromwell, Las Vegas, NV - This is the Vegas's only rooftop beach club with few small pools and hot tubs for the party that located atop of the 11th floor building. This place owned by the Caesars Entertaiment and spent $185 million to renovate and open May 2014. It is formerly the Bill's Gambling Hall and Saloon.
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9/28/2014 World Class Driving, Las Vegas, NV - Accidentally I found this place. This place offer the driving experience for the exotic and muscle cars. Not any exotic or muscle cars, the car price is between $250,000 to $500,000 each. They charge starting $499 for 30 miles drive for 3 exotic cars, $1,695 for 120 miles 5 exotic cars.
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9/28/2014 Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas, NV - Here are what happen in the Mandalay Bay right now. The Mandalay Bay beach is full of people, they enjoy desert sun/summer. Second row 2nd photo from the right is the wine cooler, it is 6 to 7th story high and lot of wine in it, seems to never shortage of the wine.
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9/28/2014 Shark Reef Aquarium, Mandalay Bay, NV - Local gets $3 off from the admission fee. Many family visitors with kids. There are two water tunnels, and fishes swim side and above us. One area we can touch the Stingrays with one finger that was nice feature. Sharks don't eat another fishes because feed sharks well that worker said.
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9/28/2014 Hershey's Chocolate World, New York-New York, Las Vegas, NV - The store opened June 2014, not long ago. I was expected much more dramatical display in the store because of the Hershey, but it is just a chocolate store, nothing special, I was disappointed.
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9/28/2014 Bellagio, Las Vegas, NV - Fall Harvest Show display at the Conservatory and Botanical Gardens in Bellagio right now. Las Vegas is still warm temperature and don't feel fall yet, but it is fall on the calendar. At the same time, many people enjoy at the pools in Bellagio.
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9/28/2014 Richard MacDonald, Bellagio, NV - He is an American artist, and his beautiful human body circus de soleil sculpturs are displayed in the "O" Theatre Lobby at Bellagio. His art is telling us, how beautiful human bodies. His art work is not cheap, for example first row left most sculpture is $135,000 price tag.
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9/28/2014 Water Show, Bellagio, NV - I saw the water show many times but I never get tired of. Water dances with music, and music is always different. It is large in size of water fountain and doesn't fit entire water show in one photo unless shot from the distance. So many variety of water movements you will see from this beautiful water show.
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9/28/2014 Chocolate Fountain, Bellagio, Las Vegas, NV - The store name is Joan Phillippe Patisserie, long name and not easy to remember, but cholorate fountain is unforgettable. There are three kind chocolate non stop fountains side by side, distinguish by colors. I know what everyone wishing that I want to have one at home.
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9/28/2014 Chandelier Bar, Cosmopolitan, Las Vegas, NV - It is located 1.5-floor, between first and second floors, and push the 1.5 floor button in the glass elevator. This place is just like in the large chadelier. I am sure many women love to have a drink or two in the chandelier, a means in this bar.
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9/28/2014 Hidden Pizza, Cosmopolitan, Las Vegas, NV - Many people posted very good reviews of this hidden or secret pizza place. It is not easy to find it, small place, go through long narrow hallway and no tables but there are counter to eat. The New York-style pizza with thin crust and variety of toppings to choose from, and price is reasonable.
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9/28/2014 SLS, Las Vegas, NV - SLS opened August 2014, not long ago, it was formerly known as the Sahara Hotel and Casino. After $415 million renovation, it is very modern hotel and casino now, especially the pool area, it is heated pool, there is own tent room with TV for some privacy and shade from the sun.
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9/24/2014 Zappos Tour, Las Vegas, NV - It is leading the Internet business company and business is getting better and better, they started with shoes and now they handle valiety of items. The company name Zappos came from Spanish Zapatos, shoes. Last row 2nd from right photo is the Tony Hsieh's (CEO) work space (or storage space?).
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9/24/2014 Downtown Grand, Las Vegas, NV - The Downtown Grand Las Vegas was formerly the Lady Luck Hotel & Casino, located in the downtown Las Vegas. It has completed renovation and opened by October 2013. It was scary place to be for last few years, but not anymore, it is pleasant to be there especially it located by the Mob Museum.
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9/24/2014 Container Park, Las Vegas, NV - It is made by shipping containers and called the Container Park, and located east side of the Fremont Street. It is outdoor shopping mall and total 43 stores. When I was there around 11am, suppose to open all stores by 11am, but didn't. The grand opening of the park was last November.
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9/13 - 9/14/2014 Nye County Search and Rescue (NCSR), NV - One of the LVMC member had lack of drinking water at atop of the Toiyabe Dome and push the SPOT button that contacted to the NCSR team, they spent two days to rescue him. All NCSR team members are volunteers.
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9/13/2014 Toiyabe Dome, NV (9.1 miles) - Laszlo and I spent 7 hours to reach the summit and 4.5 hours to get back to the TH. It was long hike by timewise because first half of the hike was mainly gaining the elevation that was tough hike, last half was relatively easy hike. We saw beautiful Arc Dome near by. We came down via canyon.
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9/4 - 9/7/2014 Mt Langley, CA (23.2 miles) - We approaced from the New Army Pass, 1st day we camped at the TH, 2nd day hiked up from the TH to the Long Lake and camp, 3rd day hike up to the Mt Langley and camp at the Long Lake again, 4th day hike back to the TH. Mt Whitney view from Langley is see the 5th row 2nd from the left photo.
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