Las Vegas Travelog: Flamingo, Ballys, Barbary Coast


Bally's hotel Bally's hotel

Bally's features this elegant long automated walkway leading to their edifice, as if going thru a gullet. Alongside the human transportation mechanism is a continuously brimmed moat, leveled in such a way that water overflows off along a slanted bevel like a live coating.

Ballys is up from Paris Las Vegas and opposite of Bellagio.

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The carnal beckoning at Ballys is called Jubilee!.

Barbary Coast

Barbary Coast hotel Barbary Coast hotel
Northern neighbor of Ballys is a relatively small casino Barbary Coast. These lighting fixtures are classical delights.
Barbary Coast hotel interior Barbary Coast hotel lighting deco

Adjacent to Barbary Coast is Flamingo, and opposite of Barbary Coast is Caesars Palace.


Flamingo hotel neon lights Flamingo hotel
Flamingo is how Las Vegas started. A gangster from New York, Bugsy Siegel built it in 1945, and it cost his life 2 years thereafter.

Flamingo advertises itself by one of those classical neon-lights animation, flamboyant and beautiful in the old-fashioned way. The variegation of the neon-light animation needs to be seen as such to be bewildered; static photo conveys none of its wonders. Inquisitive mind wonders at how such fantastically animated lighting would look when it is off duty. In broad daylight, it looks rather pale.

Other than the flamboyant neon-sign and gangster nostalgia, Flamingo doesn't seem to have anything impressive, at all. The oldies of Las Vegas are sharply lackluster in comparison to mega-resorts of the 1990s ( e.g. MGM Grand, Venetian, Bellagio et al.), like a mom'n'pop convenient store is to a incorporated supermarket chain.