Las Vegas - the largest entertainment center
It is known that Las Vegas is one of the world's major centers of entertainment and gambling.
Numerous casinos, luxury hotels, daily concerts, shows and entertainment attract crowds of tourists from all over the world. It so happened that he pulled us. Unlike most of its visitors, who are stocking heavy wallets with a round sum for gambling and other entertainments, in addition to money, I picked up a still and heavy tripod. Yes, the casino, undoubtedly, were my main goals ... shooting goals, of course. This is why I took a heavier tripod - to shoot and, in extreme cases, to fend off guard. Let's start...
We will start with the center. Everything here is some unreal, the center itself is similar to the great scenery that comes alive only at night and during the day the heat and heat do not give rest (just remember Dubai). Although one can expect from the city that is in the wilderness?
We walked along, again, fake Venetian canals and looking where to a good breakfast. Although the breakfast we wanted real food.
compared to night time, during the day people on the street is almost no. Someone slept at home after a big loss to the casino, someone strolling through shops, boutiques, and other air-conditioned room, trying to spend the money won on the eve. Why not?
The breakfast decided in Venice. But what unforgivable to come to Las Vegas and did not enjoy the Italian cuisine
Screaming ornate interiors immediately reminded oligarchs houses that sometimes had to shoot in Moscow.
Breakfast at Bouchon cost us 100 American rubles. To match the interior, for a moment we feel these same oligarchs and with the words "Fie! Penny! "Breakfast croissants that melted in the mouth, to justify its cost.
Settle we decided to the contrary Venice at the Mirage. From a side room window at the bottom of the hotel were visible radiator boxes of air conditioners that are not really seemed a mirage, and had quite a real.
The prices per room were also very real. The first night cost us $ 100, and the second a little more expensive - $ 230. All the fault of the beginning of the weekend - Saturday. there is a free multi-level parking around the hotel. All that day we spent in the countryside in the toilet ... I'm sorry, in the outlet. My wife went shopping and we Lekha, buying the beer, enjoy the flight svezhepriobretennoy helicopter radio control.
Opposite the hotel is sleeping volcano that begins erupting at certain times. At this point, the tourists have time to take a seat to enjoy the spectacle.
In total, the city has more than eighty casino and several thousand gaming halls.
After sunset, the scenery of the city come alive. Along with them there are crowds of people in the streets, illuminated signs, the city changes completely, turning from the sultry metropolis into a sparkling oasis that attracts people with bright colors and loud music.
Legalized prostitution is presented to residents are not in the form of sultry beauties (although such is also available), and a whistling guys handing out leaflets with numbers prostitutes. Girls, girls, girls.
Many hotels are named after the world's major cities. Venice I have already mentioned, there are also New York, Paris and Luxor, using recognizable elements of the ancient city of the same name.
And this is the famous for the films "Rush Hour 2," "What Happens in Vegas," "Ocean's Eleven" and "2012" hotel-casino "Bellagio".
The main attraction - Singing Fountain, located in front of the hotel building, which includes every half an hour, if I'm not mistaken.
Streets teeming with bright advertising signs, people and cars. But this is not the only street in the city.
Within each hotel has its own streets, reminiscent of the streets of cities, in the style of which a particular hotel is designed. On these streets though there is no advertising, but here everything is artificial, even the sky.
I have more than an hour strolling through the hotel with my tripod, but to me so far, so no one came. Well, it's time to go inside the casino.
Among the long corridors of slot machines and people, completely absorbed by the game I - invisible. Nobody pays attention to the photographer. People despise money machines, click on the button, lowered the money again. Hoping to hit the jackpot, they protect themselves from the world, now there are only a player, one-armed bandit and a little hope for better luck.
My friends, too, decided to try their luck and went to their machines, and I, like Hamlet's father's ghost wandered through the casino streets, where instead of houses towering slot machines, and air is saturated with the bitterness of defeat and the joy of rare victories .
So I wandered through the casino. shutter clicks drowned straightforward pilikanem machines. But about roulette I was seen a girl-dealer who saw how I focus on the drum and perform a circular motion camera, invited me to slow down the wheel to the frame turned sharp.
Who in that much. The interior of the hotel-casino "Caesar" is perfectly complemented by ... screw escalator. Each hotel has its own kind of trick. For example, the hotel "Luxor" is made in the form of an Egyptian pyramid, a ray from its top, on a clear day can be seen from space.
In all the time I spent inside me has not approached any guard or policeman. Sad. Well, I'll have to go up to them.
A police officer crew.
- Hello, can you take a picture of the work?
- Yes, please, just go away for a few steps back - you stand in front of the car, where we found the weapon.
The police are proud of their work and happy to pose for the camera.
Nightlife in Las Vegas will make a noise until the sun rises. Even after the morning comes and a new day will bring to the city heat, forcing people to hide under a fresh stream of air conditioners, part of late-night revelers still have to while away the time before the slot machines, and the lack of windows in the casino for some time will hide from them dawn .
Las Vegas - is an illusion, for which people are willing to travel thousands of miles in search of fortune, thrills and freedom. Many are willing to give everything for the sake of a couple of days to feel at the top, which is surrounded by colorful casinos, bright signs, smells of cigars and of course, girls, girls, girls ...
And this is not surprising, because everything that happens in Las Vegas stays in Las Vegas.