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Sovereign

Sovereign

There are many, many older apartment buildings in Las Vegas, with styles ranging from whimsical to outrageous.

Quite a few are handsome examples of mid-20th century modern architecture. Many of the apartment names draw attention to the fact that they are in Las Vegas - "Palms", "Flamingo", "Desert This" and "Desert That".

Although the Sovereign's name and design are not in those groups, I did like the sign. There's something exotically cryptic about it.

In addition, as I've been riding the neighborhoods around downtown, I've noticed that the Stratosphere tower is a predominant figure.

It shows up in quite a few of my shots. I'm going to start tagging these pics with "Shadocaster", a play on the words "Stratosphere shadow" and "Stratocaster".

NRS 207 200

Nrs 207 200

Some old apartments on a side street just east of the Strip. Probably not long for this world. Actually a bit surprising they're still there.

Surrounded by empty lots.

Maybe the wrecking ball is stalled by some long-ago defined obstruction. Someone must die perhaps, so the heirs can sell the place off.

Or maybe the right offer has yet to be made.

Same place as this shot.

Arcadia Motor Lodge

Arcadia Motor Lodge

Shot on a trip to Tucson in March of 2011.

Not really sure how I got that dark blue sky - something very different in camera settings, that's for sure.

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