Vegas, Baby (Day 3 of 3)

Alright — here’s the final post from this trip.

The Normandie Motel was demolished more than 10 years ago.  This sign was saved and restored by The Sign Museum.  Here’s a shot of the sign at the “Boneyard” before they restored it:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/79761301@N00/5803488114

The sign is now in the median north of the Fremont Experience — as part of the National Scenic Byways Program:

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This guy is on Fremont St. at the Downtown Container Park.  He’s pretty impressive at night which I didn’t get to see.  He throws flames from his antennae:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pidCNqcO1ss

This mantis is 35 feet long and is installed on the roof of a car.  It came from the Burning Man Festival:

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Two great signs from the Western Hotel:

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Sad but magnificent:

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The Peter Pan Motel is long closed but the sign was restored a few years ago.  There was a sign there this weekend saying that the motel is being converted into senior apartments:

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This sign is reportedly 123 feet tall:

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Mesmerizing at night:

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One of my fave signs in town:

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Last photo for this post.  The Ambassador Motel is long gone and this sign was pretty skanky and endangered.  Luckily, it was restored & adapted for the Life is Beautiful festival last year:
http://www.lasvegassun.com/news/2013/jun/21/joe-downtown-motel-long-gone-ambassador-sign-being/

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The dogs and I will be back on the road real soon.  June 7 – 22.  Two weeks!  We’ll be heading to Utah.  If things go well, we’ll be making some stops in Idaho as well.  I’m not sure how much I’ll be blogging & Flickring during the trip.  Maybe I’ll hang on to everything until I get back & fire off daily posts & Flickr uploads like I did for this trip.

Don’t forget — lots of photos from this trip over at Flickr where I post the “purty-er” stuff:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/agilitynut/

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