With all this downtime, I am starting to get back into the website and start some clean up as well as catching up on projects. The one project I would like to start again is my series of "Ask The Vegas Tourist". Answering your questions not only about Las Vegas but also about traveling the southwest, things to do, see and experience. As well as the "why" and "how" of tours and … [Read more...] about Ask: From Vegas Chauffeur to Vegas Tour Guide
In this podcast, Mark Anthony gets a chance to talk Vegas preservation with Dr Heidi Swank and Michelle Larime from the Nevada Preservation Foundation. People are often surprised to find that Las Vegas has a culture and it has significant architecture on and off the famed Strip. In fact, some of the most famous names in design were hired to design some of the most famous … [Read more...] about 212 Talking Las Vegas Preservation
Vegas' fans and fanatics are all atwitter as Tuesday morning gets closer and the first of two planned demolitions of the Riviera Hotel and Casino happen. At 2 am on Tuesday the Monaco Tower will be leveled. The Monte Carlo Tower will go in August or late in September after the removal of asbestos. This will be the first Las Vegas Strip implosion in nine years. The last one … [Read more...] about Saying Good Bye to the Riviera
After sitting vacant for a year, being part of a new big-screen action movie and the focus of intense curiosity on the Las Vegas Strip, it looks like the historic Riviera is set for its first implosion. It's not been officially released, but the usual sources have come out to say the first of two implosions will be the Monte Carlo Tower on June 14 at 2am. The second, the … [Read more...] about The Riviera’s Doom Date?
How time flies! It's been almost a year since we last stepped into the historic Riviera Casino Resort to say our Good Byes. Once closed, it followed a Las Vegas tradition of being brought back to life momentarily to be used for a major scene in some new Hollywood blockbuster movie (Jason Bourne). Now that the usual hoopla is over, they can get down to the real business at … [Read more...] about The Riviera Demolition Begins