Las Vegas has always been about dreams, lights and illusions. It’s an extreme fiction based on distraction. So what, if anything, is real?
Mon Ami Gabi in Paris has been voted one of the best places to have breakfast. They are known for their crépes – both savory and sweet. Try the lemon or the pear. Both are excellent. While you’re at it, order the “bowl of latte” for a buck more. Worth every hand-held sip.
Dinning room at Mon Ami Gabi.
Underneath the Eiffel Tower at Paris in Las Vegas
Nobu is another great restaurant located inside Cesar’s Palace. Passers-by are treated to a view inside the kitchen.
A copy of Michelangelo’s David is located on the way to the Forum Shops inside Cesar’s Palace. It’s breathtaking and worth seeing.
I’ve always loved the views from taxicabs. This is the view of the Las Vegas Strip.
Downtown Las Vegas is about 15 minutes via car/cab from the Vegas Strip. The first hotels were built on Fremont Street in 1906. This area is littered with classic neon signage and is known as “Glitter Gulch.”
Old Vegas – Fremont Street
El Cortez was the first resort built in 1941 and started it all. In 1945, the resort was bought by Benjamin (Bugsy) Siegel and his associates. They only held it for a year and turned a $166,000 profit. In today’s money, that’s a cool $2 Million.
An abstract view back up Fremont Street
The Fremont Street Experience (FSE) is the world’s largest flat screen and the barrel-vaulted canopy encompasses five city blocks. On the hour, a light and music show treats visitors underneath to a visual/audio spectacle.
FSE Show featuring music and images from the late 60’s.
There are two featured stages for live performances at both ends of the FSE. A crowd gathers as two cellists begin to perform.