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!
Have you built a bear lately? Neither have I! This store has been here a long time, I wonder they are doing under the current situation. The pond meanders around an open space and is always super clean too but there are no fish in there. I wonder how many little kids have gone for a swim in the pond? Ooops!
I’ll get right down to it here, a couple of days ago, I left a comment on an IG account I’ve followed for some time now. This person who won’t be named is a Star Trek actor that I’ve liked for many years. I’ve liked the acting, but never the occasional political statements or hints thereof.
I find them to be typical Hollywood hard-leftist bullshit.
On my last visit, I left a comment that I find the politics un-American in nature and left. This morning, I received a reply from the actor asking me to unfollow. I had already done so and mentioned this. I told this person that the acting is really good, but that the politics are un-American.
I then blocked the account. So there you have it, people. Politics suck ****. And this is why you’ve never seen any politically charged posts on this meager little blog. And you never will. This asswipe is one of too many Star Trek accounts on IG that have far too much political content.
Some people apparently believe that a perfectly wonderful science fiction program dating back to my formative years is a perfect platform to spew un-American beliefs and ideals that are for me in every way, Socialist and even a bit Communist at the core. Wake up, Americans.
Wake the hell up before your country is spelled AmeriKa. Hollywood was once so classy and respectable many decades ago. Today, Hollywood is nothing more than a hive and haven for those who completely disrespect this country in so many ways. Hey Mr. Star Trek, Please get out of this country.