Have a look at a map of Nevada and you will notice quickly that Las Vegas is pretty much in the middle of nowhere, yet this city has continued to grow at a crazy pace for many years. I have been told by locals that have lived here their entire life that they remember a time when there were no roads or anything whatsoever in areas that are now built up like the area I live in. Thanks to Hoover Dam and Lake Mead as well as air conditioning, Las Vegas has survived and thrived for many decades. But how long will it thrive?
I dug these old photos out of my archive last night, they are I don’t know how many years old, and are at the old, smaller image size I used to use instead of the current 1500×844 for iPhone, or 1500×1000 for the Nikon photos. I should take a ride back out there! I removed the improper watermark and just left them off. 57 degrees and sunshine for the valley today, still too chilly for my bike ride.
I’m pulling out the old stuff on this extremely windy Tuesday morning, it’s gusting to near fifty miles per hour and my house is making the occasional creaking sound. Partly cloudy and 88 degrees are forecast for today, still a good day but too windy for a bike ride. I haven’t been to Hoover Dam since before the pandemic and should head down there soon, it’s such a beautiful area for photography. Happy Tuesday!
Good morning folks, here are some oldies pulled from my archives. I haven’t been to the dam since before the virus came around so maybe it’s time for a ride down there again. Sunshine and 86 degrees are forecast for the valley today, Saturday will see 90 degrees, our scorching summer heat is officially on its way back!
This is a large plaque located at Hoover Dam that honors those who died during the construction of this beautiful dam so that people can live and thrive here. And so that people like me can run a photoblog here and share the city and the beautiful Mojave Desert with you.
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?
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!
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.
These photos are from about two years ago on one of my visits to beautiful Hoover Dam. No dam photos but I crossed the big bridge in Arizona and turned around. Digging deep into my archives, I meant to get back out there for more photos but not now. Photos via Nikon D3300.