Las Vegas, USA

The Sin City Cradle

Lights-Fremont Street-Las Vegas Decoration
glitter gulch
The famous neon Glitter Gulch that inspired the other name because Freemont Street is known.
the voice of the night
Hard-rock band vocalist animates an expectant audience.
Golden Nugget
Guests enjoy the excitement of Freemont Street from a balcony of the Golden Nugget casino
Yes, Sinners
Nevada Church Preachers Condemn the Sinful Life of Freemont Street
the cocktail man
Bartenders show off their skills to an overcrowded Freemont Street.
Hard Rock
Exuberant-looking guitarist enriches another hard rock theme of his band.
Graceland's Matchmaking Chapel, one of several in Las Vegas, the American capital of weddings.
vegas vic
One of the most iconic neons on Freemont Street and Las Vegas, the cowboy Vegas Vic.
Can Can Mode
Can can dancers liven up the night in one of the Fremont Street casinos.
The famous Strip has not always focused the attention of Las Vegas. Many of its hotels and casinos replicated the neon glamor of the street that once stood out, Fremont Street.

The night is halfway through but bikers don't stop arriving.

Reno is more than 700 km northwest of the state of Nevada, a distance that doesn't bother these people. Easy Riders Americans, fearless pursuers of the events dedicated to them in the brightest and noisiest cities in the Western USA.

In origin, the party had ended in the early afternoon. By the time we got around Fremont Street, that street and Las Vegas in general were still hot.

Os bikers they dismantled and unnerved the legs and arms that their Harley Davidsons and the like had condemned to unnatural positions.

The Fremont Pioneer Exploration

John Charles Fremont had a much harder time getting to the vicinity of the road he lent his name to. The explorer was the first American to glimpse these places and come across the great Sierra Nevada.

The narration of his expeditions guided by the iconic Kit Carson to these western reaches inspired several Mormon communities to settle in neighboring Utah. Given what is happening today in Reno, Las Vegas and others, those religious settlers were right not to opt for Nevada.

From time to time, some visit them with the sacred purpose of alerting the regulars. from bad life to sins. Fremont Street is, of course, one of his favorite targets.

a band of hard rock in black clothes and shabby air, he is rehearsing for a concert that is about to open. Hundreds of bearded and hairy bigwigs from wrestlers remodeled, wrapped in leather and scarves with skulls and US flags

The long journey whetted their appetite. They drink countless beers from plastic cups and make the day with the hamburger and hot dog peddler who, in a master's move, had set up shop nearby.

Hard Rock at the Height of Motorbike and Heavy Duty Audience

The vocalist knows what they're coming from. In musical moments starred by shrill guitars, he provokes them with infallible platitudes and challenging postures: “C'mon guys let's rock this town".

Hard rock band vocalist, Fremont Street, Las Vegas, United States

Hard-rock band vocalist animates an expectant audience.

The audience rejoices in the show and absorbs decibels that exceed any permissible scale. reciprocates with headbangs uncontrolled that spread as by the action of some virus among the excited crowd.

We are still at the beginning of the street but Fremont is definitely connected to the current. It's not a new thing.

Guitarist, Fremont Street, Las Vegas, United States

Exuberant-looking guitarist enriches another hard rock theme of his band.

Long Before the Famous Strip, the Genesis of Fremont Street

Fremont Street received Las Vegas' first asphalt in 1925. Six years later, the city's inaugural traffic light followed. Casino fever arrived, however, long before gambling was legalized. The Northern Club won one of 6 pioneer licenses issued in Nevada and the first for the street.

Thereafter, Fremont welcomed more and more casinos and its neon aura intensified.

Golden Nugget, Fremont Street, Las Vegas, United States

Guests enjoy the excitement of Freemont Street from a balcony of the Golden Nugget casino

The famous Golden Nugget was erected from nowhere, completely dedicated to gaming, in 1946. The following year, the Pioneer Club installed the still iconic lighting of the cowboy Vegas Vic. The competition did not want to be left behind and created its own electrical attractions.

Thus, the brand image of Fremont Street became a reality and its extreme west became the colorful vision that every movie and TV show wanted to show in Las Vegas.

Casinos, Neons and Video Clips: Fremont Street Life

The coexistence of neons earned him the title of Glitter Gulch (Gulch Gulch), an enduring fame that was often renewed.

In 1964, the street entered the opening credits of “Viva Las Vegas” with Elvis Presley. Seven years later, it hosted one of the James Bond chase scenes from “Diamonds are Forever".

In 1987, the members of U2 toured it in the video for “I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For”. Another band, the Flaming Lips, filmed part of their music video there for “Do You perform” and Tom Waits makes several references in the theme “Mr. siegal".

Fremont Street even inspires the San Andreas version of the popular video game Grand Theft Auto, in which it appears as “Old Ventures Strip".

But, at a certain point, the street had no room for more casinos and the population of fans and gambling addicts kept growing.

Some entrepreneurs re-located their investments to the much more open Las Vegas Boulevard (6.8 km) and created there a kind of new Fremont that would reach far greater dimensions and flows of people and money. This avenue would later be named The Strip.

The Fascination of the Lights and Colors of Las Vegas

As we move along Fremont Street, our senses are awakened again and again, but the notion of the surreal unexpected is reinforced.

Further on, there is a bar located right in the middle of the road where several bartenders they serve drinks to the music, in a hyperactive and acrobatic way.

Street Bar, Fremont Street, Las Vegas, United States

Bartenders show off their skills to an overcrowded Freemont Street.

Passersby flow in both directions, semi-hypnotized by the neon lights and the long roof on which mind-blowing visual themes from the Freemont Street Experience are projected, a light & sound installation conceived in 1990 to attract more people to the area. downtown from Las Vegas that suffered from the Strip's growing polarization.

On the concave ceiling, images are displayed with irreverent and irreproachable design that play with color and luminosity, with eccentric and futuristic visuals or simply dear to the American nation: going to the moon, the flag, patriotism, the game.

Ceiling projection USA, Fremont Street, Las Vegas, United States

A light show projects the United States flag on the roof of Freemont Street.

Gentlemen Clubs, Porn Actresses and the Religious Contest of Nevada Preachers

Downstairs, garish Carmen Mirandas and other uninhibited female baits invite men and even couples to join the casinos or the Gentlemen Clubs they represent. One of the latter, Girls of Glitter Gulch has become popular in its own way.

Can Can Girls, Fremont Street, Las Vegas, United States

Can can dancers liven up the night in one of the Fremont Street casinos.

There, on a long crosswalk stage equipped with three poles, dozens of sexy models parade, dance and insinuate lapdances practically naked. The presence of famous porn actresses and stars is frequent center fold of the magazines of the genre.

Every hour they spend there is paid by the weight of gold, but this new strip club is the only one in downtown Las Vegas and has been making astronomical profits, in such a way that it spent nearly 3 million euros some time ago on a makeover of its look. .

Her neon cowgirl Vegas Vickie appears sitting on the entrance porch or, if you prefer, on a real mine.

Neon Glitter Gulch, Fremont Street, Las Vegas, United States

The famous neon Glitter Gulch that inspired the other name because Freemont Street is known.

Not all Americans like it, or Fremont Street and even Las Vegas in general. We walked a little further and came across two pastors from one of the thousand houses of God who later settled in the state.

Armed with megaphones, they fearlessly preach the guilt and possible salvation of the Gentiles: “there is still time to repent”, “There is no love in your lives”, among other moral platitudes.

They also complement their verbal indignation with a poster showing the drawing of Christ scourged on a cross with an inscription “Sin, Sins, Sinners” and enforces the biblical passage from Galatians 3:13: “Christ has redeemed us from the curse of the law, making himself a curse for us; for it is written: "Cursed be everyone who is suspended on a tree."

Religious Preachers, Fremont Street, Las Vegas, United States

Nevada Church Preachers Condemn the Sinful Life of Freemont Street

The multitude of sinners passes by the religious and ignores them or observes them as a mere expression of madness that many passersby insist on photographing.

Then they're on their way to the next fun. Life is short and this Fremont Street is in the heart of Las Vegas. "The show must go on".

Key West, USA

The Tropical Wild West of the USA

We've come to the end of the Overseas Highway and the ultimate stronghold of propagandism Florida Keys. The continental United States here they surrender to a dazzling turquoise emerald marine vastness. And to a southern reverie fueled by a kind of Caribbean spell.
Las Vegas, USA

Where sin is always forgiven

Projected from the Mojave Desert like a neon mirage, the North American capital of gaming and entertainment is experienced as a gamble in the dark. Lush and addictive, Vegas neither learns nor regrets.
Death Valley, USA

The Hottest Place Resurrection

Since 1921, Al Aziziyah, in Libya, was considered the hottest place on the planet. But the controversy surrounding the 58th measured there meant that, 99 years later, the title was returned to Death Valley.
Las Vegas, USA

World Capital of Weddings vs Sin City

The greed of the game, the lust of prostitution and the widespread ostentation are all part of Las Vegas. Like the chapels that have neither eyes nor ears and promote eccentric, quick and cheap marriages.
Key West, United States

Hemingway's Caribbean Playground

Effusive as ever, Ernest Hemingway called Key West "the best place I've ever been...". In the tropical depths of the contiguous US, he found evasion and crazy, drunken fun. And the inspiration to write with intensity to match.
tombstone, USA

Tombstone: the City Too Hard to Die

Silver veins discovered at the end of the XNUMXth century made Tombstone a prosperous and conflictive mining center on the frontier of the United States to Mexico. Lawrence Kasdan, Kurt Russell, Kevin Costner and other Hollywood directors and actors made famous the Earp brothers and the bloodthirsty duel of “OK Corral”. The Tombstone, which, over time, has claimed so many lives, is about to last.
San Francisco, USA

San Francisco Cable Cars: A Life of Highs and Lows

A macabre wagon accident inspired the San Francisco cable car saga. Today, these relics work as a charm operation in the city of fog, but they also have their risks.
San Francisco, USA

with the head on the moon

September comes and Chinese people around the world celebrate harvests, abundance and unity. San Francisco's enormous Sino-Community gives itself body and soul to California's biggest Moon Festival.
Gorongosa National Park, Mozambique, Wildlife, lions
NP Gorongosa, Mozambique

The Wild Heart of Mozambique shows Signs of Life

Gorongosa was home to one of the most exuberant ecosystems in Africa, but from 1980 to 1992 it succumbed to the Civil War waged between FRELIMO and RENAMO. Greg Carr, Voice Mail's millionaire inventor received a message from the Mozambican ambassador to the UN challenging him to support Mozambique. For the good of the country and humanity, Carr pledged to resurrect the stunning national park that the Portuguese colonial government had created there.
Annapurna Circuit, Manang to Yak-kharka
Annapurna (circuit)
Annapurna 10th Circuit: Manang to Yak Kharka, Nepal

On the way to the Annapurnas Even Higher Lands

After an acclimatization break in the near-urban civilization of Manang (3519 m), we made progress again in the ascent to the zenith of Thorong La (5416 m). On that day, we reached the hamlet of Yak Kharka, at 4018 m, a good starting point for the camps at the base of the great canyon.
Architecture & Design
Castles and Fortresses

A Defending World: Castles and Fortresses that Resist

Under threat from enemies from the end of time, the leaders of villages and nations built castles and fortresses. All over the place, military monuments like these continue to resist.
Boat Trips

For Those Becoming Internet Sick

Hop on and let yourself go on unmissable boat trips like the Philippine archipelago of Bacuit and the frozen sea of ​​the Finnish Gulf of Bothnia.
Ceremonies and Festivities
Pueblos del Sur, Venezuela

The Pueblos del Sur Locainas, Their Dances and Co.

From the beginning of the XNUMXth century, with Hispanic settlers and, more recently, with Portuguese emigrants, customs and traditions well known in the Iberian Peninsula and, in particular, in northern Portugal, were consolidated in the Pueblos del Sur.
Rostov Veliky Kremlin, Russia
Rostov Veliky, Russia

Under the Domes of the Russian Soul

It is one of the oldest and most important medieval cities, founded during the still pagan origins of the nation of the tsars. At the end of the XNUMXth century, incorporated into the Grand Duchy of Moscow, it became an imposing center of orthodox religiosity. Today, only the splendor of kremlin Muscovite trumps the citadel of tranquil and picturesque Rostov Veliky.
Tsukiji fish market, Tokyo, Japan
Tokyo, Japan

The Fish Market That Lost its Freshness

In a year, each Japanese eats more than their weight in fish and shellfish. Since 1935, a considerable part was processed and sold in the largest fish market in the world. Tsukiji was terminated in October 2018, and replaced by Toyosu's.
Vairocana Buddha, Todai ji Temple, Nara, Japan
Nara, Japan

The Colossal Cradle of the Japanese Buddhism

Nara has long since ceased to be the capital and its Todai-ji temple has been demoted. But the Great Hall remains the largest ancient wooden building in the world. And it houses the greatest bronze Vairocana Buddha.

Man: an Ever Tested Species

It's in our genes. For the pleasure of participating, for titles, honor or money, competitions give meaning to the world. Some are more eccentric than others.
Navimag Cruise, Puerto Montt to Puerto-natales, Chile
Puerto Natales-Puerto Montt, Chile

Cruise on board a Freighter

After a long begging of backpackers, the Chilean company NAVIMAG decided to admit them on board. Since then, many travelers have explored the Patagonian canals, side by side with containers and livestock.
North Island, New Zealand, Maori, Surfing time
North Island, New Zealand

Journey along the Path of Maority

New Zealand is one of the countries where the descendants of settlers and natives most respect each other. As we explored its northern island, we became aware of the interethnic maturation of this very old nation. Commonwealth as Maori and Polynesia.
Got2Globe Photo Portfolio
Got2Globe Portfolio

life outside

Cape Town, South Africa, Nelson Mandela
Cape Town, South Africa

In the End: the Cape

The crossing of Cabo das Tormentas, led by Bartolomeu Dias, transformed this almost southern tip of Africa into an unavoidable scale. And, over time, in Cape Town, one of the meeting points of civilizations and monumental cities on the face of the Earth.
Christiansted, Saint Croix, US Virgin Islands, Steeple Building
Christiansted, St. Croix, US Virgin Islands

The Capital of the Afro-Danish-American Antilles

In 1733, Denmark bought the island of Saint Croix from France, annexed it to its West Indies where, based at Christiansted, it profited from the labor of slaves brought from the Gold Coast. The abolition of slavery made colonies unviable. And a historic-tropical bargain that the United States preserves.
ala juumajarvi lake, oulanka national park, finland
Winter White
Kuusamo ao PN Oulanka, Finland

Under the Arctic's Icy Spell

We are at 66º North and at the gates of Lapland. In these parts, the white landscape belongs to everyone and to no one like the snow-covered trees, the atrocious cold and the endless night.
shadow vs light
Kyoto, Japan

The Kyoto Temple Reborn from the Ashes

The Golden Pavilion has been spared destruction several times throughout history, including that of US-dropped bombs, but it did not withstand the mental disturbance of Hayashi Yoken. When we admired him, he looked like never before.
Lonely Walk, Namib Desert, Sossusvlei, Namibia, dune base acacia
Sossusvlei, Namíbia

The Namibe Dead End of Sossusvlei

When it flows, the ephemeral Tsauchab river meanders 150km from the mountains of Naukluft. Arriving in Sossusvlei, you get lost in a sea of ​​sand mountains that compete for the sky. The natives and settlers called it a swamp of no return. Anyone who discovers these far-fetched parts of Namibia always thinks of returning.
Mother Armenia Statue, Yerevan, Armenia
Yerevan, Armenia

A Capital between East and West

Heiress of the Soviet civilization, aligned with the great Russia, Armenia allows itself to be seduced by the most democratic and sophisticated ways of Western Europe. In recent times, the two worlds have collided in the streets of your capital. From popular and political dispute, Yerevan will dictate the new course of the nation.
Lake Manyara, National Park, Ernest Hemingway, Giraffes
Natural Parks
Lake Manyara NP, Tanzania

Hemingway's Favorite Africa

Situated on the western edge of the Rift Valley, Lake Manyara National Park is one of the smallest but charming and richest in Europe. wild life of Tanzania. In 1933, between hunting and literary discussions, Ernest Hemingway dedicated a month of his troubled life to him. He narrated those adventurous safari days in “The Green Hills of Africa".
Playa Nogales, La Palma, Canary Islands
UNESCO World Heritage
La Palma, Canary Islands

The "Isla Bonita" of the Canary Islands

In 1986 Madonna Louise Ciccone launched a hit that popularized the attraction exerted by a island imaginary. Ambergris Caye, in Belize, reaped benefits. On this side of the Atlantic, the palmeros that's how they see their real and stunning Canaria.
Correspondence verification
Rovaniemi, Finland

From the Finnish Lapland to the Arctic. A Visit to the Land of Santa

Fed up with waiting for the bearded old man to descend down the chimney, we reverse the story. We took advantage of a trip to Finnish Lapland and passed through its furtive home.
Gizo, Solomon Islands

A Saeraghi Young Singers Gala

In Gizo, the damage caused by the tsunami that hit the Solomon Islands is still very visible. On the coast of Saeraghi, children's bathing happiness contrasts with their heritage of desolation.
Kongobuji Temple
Mount Koya, Japan

Halfway to Nirvana

According to some doctrines of Buddhism, it takes several lifetimes to attain enlightenment. The shingon branch claims that you can do it in one. From Mount Koya, it can be even easier.
Chepe Express, Chihuahua Al Pacifico Railway
On Rails
Creel to Los Mochis, Mexico

The Barrancas del Cobre & the CHEPE Iron Horse

The Sierra Madre Occidental's relief turned the dream into a construction nightmare that lasted six decades. In 1961, at last, the prodigious Chihuahua al Pacifico Railroad was opened. Its 643km cross some of the most dramatic scenery in Mexico.
San Cristobal de Las Casas, Chiapas, Zapatismo, Mexico, San Nicolau Cathedral
San Cristobal de Las Casas, Mexico

The Home Sweet Home of Mexican Social Conscience

Mayan, mestizo and Hispanic, Zapatista and tourist, country and cosmopolitan, San Cristobal has no hands to measure. In it, Mexican and expatriate backpacker visitors and political activists share a common ideological demand.
herd, foot-and-mouth disease, weak meat, colonia pellegrini, argentina
Daily life
Colónia Pellegrini, Argentina

When the Meat is Weak

The unmistakable flavor of Argentine beef is well known. But this wealth is more vulnerable than you think. The threat of foot-and-mouth disease, in particular, keeps authorities and growers afloat.
Meares glacier
Prince William Sound, Alaska

Journey through a Glacial Alaska

Nestled against the Chugach Mountains, Prince William Sound is home to some of Alaska's stunning scenery. Neither powerful earthquakes nor a devastating oil spill affected its natural splendor.
Bungee jumping, Queenstown, New Zealand
Scenic Flights
Queenstown, New Zealand

Queenstown, the Queen of Extreme Sports

In the century. XVIII, the Kiwi government proclaimed a mining village on the South Island "fit for a queen".Today's extreme scenery and activities reinforce the majestic status of ever-challenging Queenstown.