Saturday, December 14, 2013
We've visited Reno, Nevada once before here on GDB… I recommend clicking on the link for a some background info, if you happen to be unfamiliar with "The Biggest Little City in the World".
I love this particularly sunny and colorful photo of Virginia Street, with signs for so many famous gambling establishments such as the Primadonna, the Horseshoe Club, Harrah's, Harold's Club, the Silver Dollar, and the Lucky Nugget. Love those vintage autos too.
This archway with a neon sign welcomed visitors (who hopefully had fat wallets when the came, and fatter wallets when they left). The sign has been updated over the years, but is still there today. The Colony casino's sign (featuring none other than Davy Crockett - was he there before Disney made him a star?) had a display of early-American firearms, which seems appropriate for this western town.
This is not Reno, but it is from the same lot; not too far from Reno was beautiful Lake Tahoe. The clubs and casinos found there lacked the glitz, glamor, and sheer size of Vegas' casinos… but hey, you could still see shows featuring stars like Jack Benny and Louis Prima!