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Dec 16 2009

Corrugations

Las Vegas’ long-awaited City Center complex opens tomorrow. It’s a massive development in the heart of the strip, home to several hotels, casinos, and condos with some of the most dramatic architecture around — although when we were there last spring, most of the drama was centered around the financing.

It’s hard to describe the sheer scale of the place, except to say that it’s big even by Las Vegas standards. And, even in a city of architectural excess, it presents a stunning array of angles and lines, curves and planes.

Plus, it bordered right on the pool of the Monte Carlo, where we were staying.

So it seemed like a good opportunity to warm up my camera and get ready for the main visual attractions of our trip: Zion, Bryce, and the Grand Canyon. (More photos from those places coming, really.)

It was mid-afternoon and the angle of the light created fantastic shadows on the complex surface, so I thought it would be worth seeing what I could do with entirely abstract subject matter.

What'cha think?

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