Sunday, July 23, 2006

A striking site!

Whoa! This is certainly one of the coolest lightning shots I've seen. [source] This one just happened a few days ago. Ever been to the Luxor in Las Vegas? Indescribable, really. The most outstanding feature is the beam of light from the top that it sends out into space. It's very different from the other major casinos in that this single beam of light takes the place of having millions of lights all over the building. The outside of the pyramid is fairly dark except for the 4 defining lines of the pyramid's sides. I don't even know what kind of damage this strike did to the building. I doubt if the tippy-top is a "people" area, not that close to the monster-beam anyway.

Here's a shot from 2000 [source]

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MichaelBains said...

That's totally gorgeous.

I don't know about the toppity floors {-;, but the Luxor was the best of the Vegas casinos when I was there 7 or 8 years ago. Even better than Bellagio in the ways I like.

Gotta get back there sometime.

Blueberry said...

It's my favorite one too. haven't been to Vegas for about 5 years, and not planning any trips. We are running a geriatric center for cats here, so it's hard to get away. ;-)

pissed off patricia said...

Never been to vegas. Just not into that scene. However, the lightening picture is cool!