Archive for the ‘Las Vegas’ Category

An Illusion Running From The Truth   2 comments

Show Girls-2-Edit-1-72Vegas Showgirls — Image by kenne

Everywhere you look

Vegas is an illusion

Running from the truth.

— kenne
Los Vegas Buildings-2-art-72Vegas Condo Towers — Photo-Artistry by kenne

Across The Pond   1 comment

Paris-art-2-72“Across the Pond” — Paris Las Vegas Photo-Artistry by kenne

The Eiffel tower
Wrought-iron lattice structure —
Stairway to heaven.

— kenne

Shaving Heads And Beards For Childhood Cancer Research   Leave a comment

This past Saturday (March 9th) we were in Las Vegas and watched some of the fundraising for the St. Baldrick’s Foundation ($500,000 Goal) at Nine Fine Irishmen-New York New York Hotel & Casino. The St. Baldrick’s Foundation is a volunteer-powered charity that funds more in childhood cancer research grants than any organization except the U.S. government. This was a real entertaining and fun event.

Shaving for CARE-3-72

Images by kenne

 

Street Magic   2 comments

Street Magic-2-72Street Magic In Las Vegas — Image by kenne

Everywhere you look
Vegas is an illusion
Running from the truth.

— kenne

Red Rock Canyon Panorama   Leave a comment

Red Rock Canyon Panorama blogRed Rock Canyon National Conservation Area Panorama by kenne

The Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area is an easy 15-mile drive west of Las Vegas, Nevada. Located in the Mojave Desert with a beautiful desert landscape, but as a resident of the Sonoran Desert, I find the Mojave Desert very harsh.  Like most deserts, the higher elevations are much more diverse in plant and animal life. This image was taken near the Visitors Center. A one-way paved loop road, 13 miles long, provides vehicle access to many of the features in the area and to more challenging primitive roads.

— kenne

Our One And Only Wedding Picture   6 comments

Ken & Joy Wedding Art_edit blog “One and Only” Wedding Picture
Joy and I had been partners for 16 years before deciding to elope to Las Vegas, 
 getting married at the Clark County Court House in 2002,
which distraught family and friends. 

The couple who were our witnesses took the only picture —
Can you believe I didn’t have my camera!
We tend to do things in a non-traditional way.

Courthouse full of ghosts
No Vegas Elvis Wedding
Strangers our witness.

— kenne

 

Cigar Bar — Digital Painting   Leave a comment

Cigar Bar photo-8_Digital Painting blogCigar Bar — Digital Painting by kenne

Good music,
a good cigar and
good bourbon —
young people
on the edge.

Growing and
changing with
certain weaknesses
boldly seeking love
without responsibilities.

— kenne

Chinese Year Of The Dog   Leave a comment

(Click on any of the images for a larger view.)

 

A Beautiful Year of the Dog in the Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, Las Vegas — Photo Essay by kenne

Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens debuted its Chinese New Year display about a week before our Vegas trip, and it’s themed to fit the “Year of the Dog.” There are 18 dogs in the display to represent the beginning of 2018, and an 18 ft. tall husky dominating the center of the display.

— kenne

Bellagio has gone to the dogs!

The Bellagio Fountains Art   3 comments

Bellagio-3325_art blog IIComputer Art by kenne (Las Vegas, February 5, 2018)

Visitors
to Las Vegas
can be seen
standing
and waiting,
some up to
30 minutes
just to see
the fountains
of Bellagio,
truly one
of the best
free shows
in Vegas, 
beautifully 
choreographed to
Frank Sinatra singing
“One Singular Sensation.”
One moment
in its presence
provides a
thrilling
combination
in every move
as the water
rockets and
dances in front
of the Vegas
Eiffel Towel.

— kenne

Aria   Leave a comment

Aria-0964 II blogAria (Las Vegas) — Image by kenne

And if blue is an illusion,
what will become of innocence?
What will become of the heart
if Love has no arrows?

— from Autumn Song (November 1918) by Federico Garcia Lorca

 

 

The Shops At Crystels   1 comment

The Shops at Crystels-3341 blogThis structure is part of the Mastro’s Ocean Club.

The Shops at Crystels-3343 blogThe Art of Luxury

The Shops at Crystels-3342 blogThe Shops At Crystals in Las Vegas (February 6, 2018) — Images by kenne

Paris Las Vegas   1 comment

Bellagio Fountains-3324 blogParis Las Vegas — View from Bellagio by kenne

I’ve never been to Paris
so Paris Las Vegas 
will have to do for now.

I’ve also been to Paris, Texas
where I once conducted 
an in-service, not much there.

We stayed in New York New York,
the pool was drained 
and the
casino computers went down.

Still, my favorite Vegas past time
is people watching especially 
topless women walking the Strip.

— kenne

 

Vegas Condos   Leave a comment

Twin Towers - Vegas-3346_art II blogVegas Condos — Art by kenne

If all ideas have to be bought,
then you have an intellectually regressive system
that will assure you have a highly knowledgeable elite
and an ignorant mass.

— John Perry Barlow

 

 

New York New York   Leave a comment

los-vegas-1-of-1-3-ny-ny-art-2-blogNew York New York, Las Vegas Hotel & Casino — Computer Art by kenne

30 Years of Togetherness — Some kind of lovely ride.   11 comments

Kenne & Joy blogKenne & Joy, Las Vegas, 1989.
We were a couple for 16 years before getting married May 18, 2002 in Los Vegas. Thirty years of togetherness, but who’s counting.
“The secret of life is enjoying the passage of time.”

Secret O’ Life

The secret of life is enjoying the passage of time.
Any fool can do it, there ain’t nothing to it.
Nobody knows how we got to the top of the hill.
But since we’re on our way down, we might as well enjoy the ride.

The secret of love is in opening up your heart.
It’s okay to feel afraid, but don’t let that stand in your way.
Cause anyone knows that love is the only road.
And since we’re only here for a while, might as well show some style. Give us a smile.

Isn’t it a lovely ride? Sliding down, gliding down,
try not to try too hard, it’s just a lovely ride.

Now the thing about time is that time isn’t really real.
It’s just your point of view, how does it feel for you?
Einstein said he could never understand it all.
Planets spinning through space, the smile upon your face, welcome to the human race.

Some kind of lovely ride. I’ll be sliding down, I’ll be gliding down.
Try not to try too hard, it’s just a lovely ride.
Isn’t it a lovely ride? Sliding down, gliding down,
try not to try too hard, it’s just a lovely ride.
The secret of life is enjoying the passage of time.

— James Taylor

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