Our trip to the
We stayed a weekend at the Luxor in La Vegas.
At night, there is a 40-billion-candlepower beacon, the world's strongest, at the pyramids apex that sends a shaft of light more than 10 miles into space at night. Theyve also added running lights in various patterns up and down the edges of the pyramid, probably because at night, without the edge lights, the whole thing pretty much disappears into the dark!
Elenor out in front of the Luxor
The sort-of Sphynx out in front
The check-in desk mural.
Unfortunately, the inside of the pyramid was pretty dark, so I had trouble taking decent pictures... But it was the same shape inside as out, and there were buildings and statues and restaurants all over the inside of the pyramid. And slot machines, of course!
The Luxor has created an authentic replica of King Tutankhamuns tomb. The measurements of each of the rooms are exact. The treasures therein were reproduced by artisans using the same gold leaf and linens, precious pigments, tools and original 3,300-year-old methods, and each is meticulously positioned according to the records maintained by the Carter expedition. The exhibit houses hundreds of reproductions, including the world-famous guardian statues, King Tuts sarcophagus, and an array of statues, vases, beds, baskets and pottery.
(Some 1998) Las Vegas facts
- Over 30.5 million people visited Las Vegas in 1997.
- Hotel occupancy averages 90 percent annually.
- Around 850 flights a day carry over 2.5 million visitors a month through Las Vegas,
making it the 8th busiest airport in the world.
- Las Vegas has nearly 1,000 taxis, 325 limos and 31 bus routes.
- Over 1.4 million people call Las Vegas home.
We also visited the Forum at Caesars Palace.
The main casino room.
Caesar meets Caesar.
New York, New York (For scale: notice the black pickup truck at the bottom middle.)
The MGM Grand (For scale: notice the black bus windows across below the lion.)