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.
Esteros del Iberá, Pantanal Argentina, Alligator
Iberá Wetlands, Argentina

The Pantanal of the Pampas

On the world map, south of the famous brazilian wetland, a little-known flooded region appears, but almost as vast and rich in biodiversity. the Guarani expression Y bera defines it as “shining waters”. The adjective fits more than its strong luminance.
Mount Lamjung Kailas Himal, Nepal, altitude sickness, mountain prevent treat, travel
Annapurna (circuit)
Annapurna Circuit: 2nd - Chame to Upper BananaNepal

(I) Eminent Annapurnas

We woke up in Chame, still below 3000m. There we saw, for the first time, the snowy and highest peaks of the Himalayas. From there, we set off for another walk along the Annapurna Circuit through the foothills and slopes of the great mountain range. towards Upper Banana.
Architecture & Design
napier, New Zealand

Back to the 30s – Old-Fashioned Car Tour

In a city rebuilt in Art Deco and with an atmosphere of the "crazy years" and beyond, the adequate means of transportation are the elegant classic automobiles of that era. In Napier, they are everywhere.

Mountains of Fire

More or less prominent ruptures in the earth's crust, volcanoes can prove to be as exuberant as they are capricious. Some of its eruptions are gentle, others prove annihilating.
Australia Day, Perth, Australian Flag
Ceremonies and Festivities
Perth, Australia

Australia Day: In Honor of the Foundation, Mourning for Invasion

26/1 is a controversial date in Australia. While British settlers celebrate it with barbecues and lots of beer, Aborigines celebrate the fact that they haven't been completely wiped out.
patpong, go go bar, bangkok, one thousand and one nights, thailand
Bangkok, Thailand

One Thousand and One Lost Nights

In 1984, Murray Head sang the nighttime magic and bipolarity of the Thai capital in "One night in bangkok". Several years, coups d'etat, and demonstrations later, Bangkok remains sleepless.
Obese resident of Tupola Tapaau, a small island in Western Samoa.
Tonga, Western Samoa, Polynesia

XXL Pacific

For centuries, the natives of the Polynesian islands subsisted on land and sea. Until the intrusion of colonial powers and the subsequent introduction of fatty pieces of meat, fast food and sugary drinks have spawned a plague of diabetes and obesity. Today, while much of Tonga's national GDP, Western Samoa and neighbors is wasted on these “western poisons”, fishermen barely manage to sell their fish.
Ooty, Tamil Nadu, Bollywood Scenery, Heartthrob's Eye
Ooty, India

In Bollywood's Nearly Ideal Setting

The conflict with Pakistan and the threat of terrorism made filming in Kashmir and Uttar Pradesh a drama. In Ooty, we see how this former British colonial station took the lead.
4th of July Fireworks-Seward, Alaska, United States
Seward, Alaska

The Longest 4th of July

The independence of the United States is celebrated, in Seward, Alaska, in a modest way. Even so, the 4th of July and its celebration seem to have no end.
Prayer flags in Ghyaru, Nepal
Annapurna Circuit: 4th – Upper Banana to Ngawal, Nepal

From Nightmare to Dazzle

Unbeknownst to us, we are faced with an ascent that leads us to despair. We pulled our strength as far as possible and reached Ghyaru where we felt closer than ever to the Annapurnas. The rest of the way to Ngawal felt like a kind of extension of the reward.
Coin return
Dawki, India

Dawki, Dawki, Bangladesh on sight

We descended from the high and mountainous lands of Meghalaya to the flats to the south and below. There, the translucent and green stream of the Dawki forms the border between India and Bangladesh. In a damp heat that we haven't felt for a long time, the river also attracts hundreds of Indians and Bangladeshis in a picturesque escape.
Sunset, Avenue of Baobabs, Madagascar
Got2Globe Photo Portfolio

days like so many others

Tobago, Pigeon Point, Scarborough, Pontoon
Scarborough a Pigeon Point, Tobago

Probing the Capital Tobago

From the walled heights of Fort King George, to the threshold of Pigeon Point, southwest Tobago around the capital Scarborough reveals unrivaled controversial tropics.
View of Fa Island, Tonga, Last Polynesian Monarchy
Tongatapu, Tonga

The Last Polynesian Monarchy

From New Zealand to Easter Island and Hawaii, no other monarchy has resisted the arrival of European discoverers and modernity. For Tonga, for several decades, the challenge was to resist the monarchy.
St. Trinity Church, Kazbegi, Georgia, Caucasus
Winter White
Kazbegi, Georgia

God in the Caucasus Heights

In the 4000th century, Orthodox religious took their inspiration from a hermitage that a monk had erected at an altitude of 5047 m and perched a church between the summit of Mount Kazbek (XNUMXm) and the village at the foot. More and more visitors flock to these mystical stops on the edge of Russia. Like them, to get there, we submit to the whims of the reckless Georgia Military Road.
Almada Negreiros, Roça Saudade, Sao Tome
Saudade, São Tomé, São Tomé and Principe

Almada Negreiros: From Saudade to Eternity

Almada Negreiros was born in April 1893, on a farm in the interior of São Tomé. Upon discovering his origins, we believe that the luxuriant exuberance in which he began to grow oxygenated his fruitful creativity.
Herd in Manang, Annapurna Circuit, Nepal
Annapurna Circuit: 8th Manang, Nepal

Manang: the Last Acclimatization in Civilization

Six days after leaving Besisahar we finally arrived in Manang (3519m). Located at the foot of the Annapurna III and Gangapurna Mountains, Manang is the civilization that pampers and prepares hikers for the ever-dreaded crossing of Thorong La Gorge (5416 m).
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.
Horseback riding in shades of gold
Natural Parks
El Calafate, Argentina

The New Gauchos of Patagonia

Around El Calafate, instead of the usual shepherds on horseback, we come across gauchos equestrian breeders and others who exhibit, to the delight of visitors, the traditional life of the golden pampas.
Lonely Walk, Namib Desert, Sossusvlei, Namibia, dune base acacia
UNESCO World Heritage
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.
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.
Cargo Cabo Santa Maria, Boa Vista Island, Cape Verde, Sal, Evoking the Sahara
Boa Vista Island, Cape Verde

Boa Vista Island: Atlantic waves, Dunas do Sara

Boa Vista is not only the Cape Verdean island closest to the African coast and its vast desert. After a few hours of discovery, it convinces us that it is a piece of the Sahara adrift in the North Atlantic.
Golden Rock of Kyaikhtiyo, Buddhism, Myanmar, Burma
Mount Kyaiktiyo, Myanmar

The Golden and Balancing Rock of Buddha

We are discovering Rangoon when we find out about the Golden Rock phenomenon. Dazzled by its golden and sacred balance, we join the now centuries-old Burmese pilgrimage to Mount Kyaiktyo.
On Rails
On Rails

Train Travel: The World Best on Rails

No way to travel is as repetitive and enriching as going on rails. Climb aboard these disparate carriages and trains and enjoy the best scenery in the world on Rails.
Christian believers leaving a church, Upolu, Western Samoa
Upolu, Samoa  

The Broken Heart of Polynesia

The imagery of the paradisiacal South Pacific is unquestionable in Samoa, but its tropical beauty does not pay the bills for either the nation or the inhabitants. Anyone who visits this archipelago finds a people divided between subjecting themselves to tradition and the financial stagnation or uprooting themselves in countries with broader horizons.
Fruit sellers, Swarm, Mozambique
Daily life
Enxame Mozambique

Mozambican Fashion Service Area

It is repeated at almost all stops in towns of Mozambique worthy of appearing on maps. The machimbombo (bus) stops and is surrounded by a crowd of eager "businessmen". The products offered can be universal such as water or biscuits or typical of the area. In this region, a few kilometers from Nampula, fruit sales suceeded, in each and every case, quite intense.
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.
Passengers, scenic flights-Southern Alps, New Zealand
Scenic Flights
Aoraki / Mount Cook, New Zealand

The Aeronautical Conquest of the Southern Alps

In 1955, pilot Harry Wigley created a system for taking off and landing on asphalt or snow. Since then, his company has unveiled, from the air, some of the greatest scenery in Oceania.