Tuesday, March 27, 2018

The Neon Boneyard


Just outside of the old downtown Las Vegas lies a final resting place for the neon signs that were once shining bright, high along the strip.



The old signs; some restored, some in mere pieces, form a maze of dizzying lights under the dark desert sky.





We visited the boneyard on an icy February desert night. The bitter wind whipped around the signs, as they glowed eerily in the night.

We learned about the sign's past lives, and how the neon is made.









As we turned the corner, under the remnants of the enormous Stardust sign, was a  cat that called the boneyard home.














The Neon Boneyard tour was an exciting little adventure during our short time in Las Vegas. 

There was another neon exhibit on display that we thought about visiting, but I didn't feel up to it. My body felt like it was giving up.. 

Then I realized that between waking up at 4:00 AM that morning and the time difference, we had been awake nearly 24 hours. After that realization I felt almost dead! So it was then we decided to crawl back to the hotel to go to sleep. 


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