Saturday, April 11, 2015

Pilgrimages

video

If you ask most Americans what two things they have to see in Las Vegas, the fountains at Caesar's Palace and the Gold and Silver Pawn Shop from Pawn Stars will be in the top five answers.  Rick, the ungrateful son, the Old Man and Chummley are off the beaten path and I didn't make it to the pawn shop.

I did however make it to the fountains, and waited for the show. It was very much worth the wait. It is an amazing feat of engineering, art and music.  No motorcycles were trying to jump the fountains while I was there (actually I think the fountains Evil Knievel tried to jump were much smaller than what it there today.)

Throughout history sites that people have traveled long distances to see, have been known as pilgrimage sites. Strange that a casino fountain in the desert that was once the scene of a monumental motorcycle crash, is a modern pilgrimage site.

Tomorrow's posting will be 12 on 12, 12 pictures taken on the 12th, and will go up late in the day instead of my normal early morning.

2 comments:

  1. Good to meet you, TP! Amazing fountain and story.
    Thanks for stopping by my post today.

    ReplyDelete
  2. I need to look up the word pilgrimage. I think it means a journey towards a religious end which Lost Vegas is not - or is it? Fascinating.

    ReplyDelete