Powering Las Vegas

Here are some old photos of the beautiful Hoover Dam, two of the photos are iPhone photos. I haven’t been there since before the damn virus came along but the dam is now open to the public but with restrictions. Maybe I’ll head back there when I return from Michigan. The blog will go silent for a few days unless I can sneak in a post with the iPhone which would be difficult, much more so than uploading to my Instagram account. Stick around, I’ll be back!

Boulder City, Nevada 2017

Digging deep into the old files vault, I grabbed these not-so-sharp photos from the Nikon D3300 to post this afternoon. There are more photos than just these from that day. I purchased the many Navajo Pottery pieces you may have seen on the blog in Boulder City. I should take a ride back down there to see if that store is still there and take a walk on the pedestrian bridge if it’s open. Last I checked, you can visit Hoover Dam with restrictions in place of course. I’d like to try the Nikon Z6 there too. Are we fed up yet with the crap this damn virus has caused?

A Past Visit to Hoover Dam

These photos were taken from the Mike O’Calllagahn – Pat Tillman Memorial Bridge. I used the older Nikon D3300 body and the zoom lens. The damn is open again for viewing, but with limited access. Photos never do the dam any justice as you really can’t grasp the sheer size of Hoover Dam without actually being there!

Art Deco

Here are a couple photos from maybe three years ago at the beautiful Hoover Dam via the old Nikon D3300 body. Not very good photos but you get the idea! Art Deco is a style that I wish would come back in vogue, it’s a beautiful style of architecture and art from what was in some ways, a better, vanished time. I miss those visits to the dam. Read about the figures here.

Hoover Dam and Lake Mead

Here are some goodies from a bit back. Photos will never truly capture the real size and beauty of our Hoover Dam which powers not only Las Vegas but other states in the American Southwest. I intended to take another half day trip to Boulder City over the winter but never made it, bummer.

When you walk on the dam itself, have a look over the edges and see the intake towers, you’ll soon realise how magnificent a structure it really is. And it was constructed in an era that never had the kinds of construction tools that are available today, the workers were brave and great Americans too.