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Boulder City, NV

Lake Mead

Boulder City was originally conceived in 1931, and “finished” in 1932, as housing for the workers on Boulder Dam, as it was then called.  Alcohol sales, membership in unions and all forms of gambling were prohibited in the city.  Originally property of the Bureau of Reclamation, it became an incorporated city in 1960, after the Bureau relinquished control in 1958.

This is part of a continuing series on Las Vegas and the surrounding environs.  If you take a tour of the dam and choose to go by SUV instead of bus, you may get a driver/guide who do more than just take you to the dam.

Las Vegas: Chihuly and the Crew

Bellagio Lobby

For those of you traveling to Las Vegas in the near future, I’d like to encourage you to stop by the Bellagio lobby to see some great glass sculpture, by Dale Chihuly, if you like that sort of thing.

More Chihuly is available in some of the Bellagio’s nightclubs and for purchase in the Chihuly shop in Via Fiore.

My photos are not the best.  My apologies for the inadequate skill and the bad eyesight. Official photos can be found here.

I took most of my images (inside) at night.  There is a totally different vibe in the bright of day.  Maybe you can get a sense of that from the lobby shots.