This is your host, isn’t he so handsome? Just kidding, friends! Me goofy…
This is one photo processed differently, fully zoomed right into the top-center of the cone using the Nikkor 24/200mm lens. Oddly, I have zero photos of the exterior of this structure. I think the best possible place I could get a decent photo would be from somewhere inside the very nearby Red Rock Hotel and Casino, perhaps from a hotel room or the roof which would be best. Again the physics in play here are fascinating!
This structure, visible from several miles away, has fascinated me from day one. It wasn’t here when I moved here in 2013 if I recall correctly. What fascinates me is the physics involved in what makes this beautiful structure stand tall. It has withstood a few years of our frequent Wind Storms as I and others call them.
I have seen sixty mph gusts blast around my twenty-five-year-old home, and I’ll tell you something, this place can make some fairly loud creaking noises! The rafters can be heard shifting in the attic. Yikes! Palm fronds fall on the city streets, there’s all manner of rubbish blowing around everywhere too. So much fun, eh?!!
The windstorms seem to be more frequent in the cooler months. Visit the Downtown Summerlin website.
Here’s another children’s play structure that has been locked down. I hate this damn virus, it’s stolen so much from all of us. Just don’t go playing around in the Barrel Cacti, children… The view of the foothills was taken from the upper deck walkway, looking west. The two-fifteen freeway is in front of those tightly-packed homes. That’s how we do it here, my home is very close to my neighbors on either side. Squish!