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Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas
28-NOV-2016

'Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas'

After touring the historic Washington monuments display and the NPS tribute, we (or more correctly, I) decided to also see the model train exhibit, which in reality was a series of re-creations of iconic national parks and sites in the National Register of Historic Places, all made from plants and other natural materials, with some model trains running through, around or above them. I must add that this exhibit was staged in a darkened gallery, and the lighting was in very unusual colors.

The “Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas” sign is a Las Vegas landmark that was funded in May 1959 and erected soon after by Western Neon.

Mount Rushmore, posted earlier:

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Julie Oldfield06-Dec-2016 01:33
Fabulous! V
Graeme05-Dec-2016 20:31
A very welcoming scene, Helen.V
globalgadabout05-Dec-2016 19:38
the famous sign so cleverly re- created..
bill friedlander05-Dec-2016 19:34
The welcome sign has that Las Vegas aura about it. Nice find and shot. V
joseantonio05-Dec-2016 19:20
it was a very interesting visit I can see.....V.
Jim Coffman05-Dec-2016 18:59
Very cool!!
exzim05-Dec-2016 18:35
Very neat shots Helen
Raymond05-Dec-2016 18:32
Good for you, glad you went there, great shots