Thursday, December 11, 2008
A Glimpse of The Neon Boneyard
A few weeks back, E and I paid a visit to the Neon Boneyard here in Las Vegas. Situated in the less frequented (slightly seedy) downtown, this little museum was a wonderful adventure. Despite having to schedule a tour well in advance- no walk ins admitted-there were fifteen other visitors when we went. So it's not a secret, but it's not something you'll see in Vegas without a little foresight.
The Boneyard is frequently used in photo shoots for music videos, fashion glossies and movies, and it's easy to see why. This place is a treasure trove of battered neon signs from a slew of now defunct or revamped Casinos. Whether you see a visual metaphor for the temporality of earthly pleasures, or just enjoy a good dose of besmirched glitz, you have to admit it was the perfect place to play with my fabulous new camera. (Only afterward did I realize I had the image setting on small- perfect for posting on the internet, less than perfect for making prints. Live and learn.)
I couldn't help myself on these two- bear with me!