Over the years the Strip in Las Vegas has expanded tremendously in all directions. The strip has grown longer expanding both northward and southward. It has become fatter – spilling out on both sides of Las Vegas Blvd. And the glitzy casinos and picturesque buildings now stretch upward, leaping skyward.
To walk the Strip is to be amazed by this part of the city’s architecture. Below is a look at some of these sites during the day and after the sun goes down.
One of the colorful castle towers at the Excalibur casino
A replica of the Statue in front of the New York New York Casino
This is 52 story tower of the Cosmopolitan Resort Casino.
Next door is the luxury Waldorf Astoria hotel with its 47 stories.
Looking like the skyline of Manhattan is the New York New York Casino.
At the south end of the strip is the Mandalay Bay Casino.
The pyramid shaped Luxor Casino has been turned into a huge advertising poster.
These headlights show some of the speedy traffic along the iconic Las Vegas Blvd.
The Tropicana is scheduled to be imploded in April 2024 to make room for a new baseball stadium.
The twin towers of the colorful Excalibur sits boldly on the corner of Las Vegas Blvd and Tropicana Ave
This is the luxury Aria Resort/Casino located in City Center.
Here is one of the trams that run along the Strip. This one transports visitors from the Park MGM Casino to Bellagio Casino. Another runs from the Mandalay Bay Casino to the Excalibur Casino and a third from the MGM Grand to the Las Vegas Convention Center.
I’ve photographed only a few of the casinos here. But Las Vegas is home to countless other amazing buildings. Even if you’re not a gambler the size and scale of the architecture is worth a visit to the city.
I understand that I need to keep the gate to the backyard closed otherwise unwanted animals might stray onto our property. I especially don’t want a moose coming into the yard; it would eat all of our newly planted vegetables.
I came across an article in the newspaper a couple of weeks ago that convinced me that I could make sure that neither a moose nor any other undesirable fauna would sneak into our yard.
And so I followed the advice and found an inexpensive device that I hope will alert us to potential invaders.
The camera uses a set of six AA batteries. Having used it for three weeks and recorded 150 clips, the batteries are still 70% charged. The motion detector is said to be sensitive up to 80 feet although I have not confirmed this. Additionally, the nighttime infrared illumination is adjustable to 120 feet, another item I have not confirmed.
You can choose to record either still images or video clips. When set for still it can fire off up to sequential eight images. It can also make time lapse recordings.
I chose to record 10 second video clips. Clip duration is adjustable in increments up to 60 minutes. When the unit’s motion detector is tripped, recording begins. Optionally, you can choose to record a status line on the bottom of the images that have time, date, etc.
Here’s a couple of video clips of our first encounters with nature’s offerings. BTW, night images don’t appear in color, only day light when the IR illumination isn’t being used.
Well, we didn’t catch that moose on the video, just a hungry little rabbit. But I assure you that the trail camera is ready for whatever may invade our yard.