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Welcome to the online blog for traveler/writer/photographer Steven Barber. Come in. Relax. Take off your shoes and socks -- or any other article of clothing, this is the internet. Have a look around. I hope to intrigue, amuse, entertain, and maybe provoke you just a little. I love to find adventure. All I need is a change of clothes, my Nikon, an open mind and a strong cup of coffee.

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Pic of the Day: Goodbye Old Girl

Yesterday the iconic Riviera Hotel and Casino shuttered for the very last time.

For sixty years she sat mid-strip, slowly losing her best mates The Stardust, The Desert Inn and The Frontier. Progress encroached and she was the last of that kind of "Fabulous Las Vegas". Down The Strip, still in the middle of the action, lie her two remaining peers The Flamingo (forerunner of them all) and The Tropicana. These last two were given new life through deep-pocketed owners, a feat The Riviera was unable to match. She was, in many ways, the faded Hollywood starlet who kept at it, trying for a renewed fame which never came.

Goodbye old girl.

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