Of all the cities I ever visited, this is the weirdest one. A completely over the top city.
Everything is exaggerated. From the thousands of slot machines to the larger than life canals of Venice, from the neon signs to the endless corridors of hotel rooms. From the Eiffel tower to the Gordon Ramsay hamburger joints. From 4 meter high chocolate fountains to stretch limousines. Not to mention the heat on the pavements and the endless rows of cars waiting for the traffic lights on the Strip.
It would have been a nice town for a Italo Calvino story.
Above a sketch of the neon sign of the "Gold Coast" casino that we stayed in. Just a small casino counting only 2000 slot machines and 50 table games....
And a totally over-the-top shoe for sale at "Chinese Laundry".