domenica 12 luglio 2009

The Neon Boneyard

Today I was thinking about a fashion editorial published on Elle Italy a couple years ago, maybe three. I stupidly didn't take it and I couldn't find it online. I can't even remember who the photographer was, so it's not an easy thing...

Those pictures are still impressed in my mind because they were taken in one of the places I would visit one day during my long dreamed - and very virtual for now - US road trip: the Neon Boneyard in Las Vegas, NV.


This three acre site houses 150+ non-restored historic neon signs, the most treasured from Caesars Palace, Golden Nugget, the Stardust, etc. Each of those signs has a story: the oldest one date 1931! They're symbols of a glamourous glittering gone by era, definitely a different world from the tacky Las Vegas of today.




I really like cemeteries (hope this doesn't sound too creepy...!) and broken kitschy relics, so this place is exactly my thing!



RIP dear old school Vegas...


All the fab pictures above courtesy of Steph Goralnick . For more pics check her Flickr set and the Neon Boneyard Flickr group .

8 commenti:

Alecca Rox ha detto...

I know what you mean... cool place, cool pics. rip old vegas.

The Clothes Horse ha detto...

This place does seem so cool. A lot of history and quirky things.

tanya ha detto...

love this post. so cool.

greetz from tiz ha detto...

che fascino...bellissime foto!

Berry ha detto...

The Neon Boneyard is one of my must-see places as well! Thanks for sharing the great pictures!

L'armadio del delitto ha detto...

Molto fascinoso...
Anche tu vai a Londra questo estate??

AlicePleasance ha detto...

@ L'armadio: sono due anni e più che lo dico e ancora non sono andata! Ora di nuovo spero di riuscire ad organizzare almeno un weekend a Londra per il prossimo futuro...will see!

mothersvea ha detto...

wow I'd really like to go there!