Saturday, February 17, 2007

Vegas is the Pits, Pt I

I promised you photos of the other Vegas. So, here we go.

In the outlying areas of the city, there are several huge materials pits. Holes dug in the ground by construction companies to use the dirt, rocks, clay and sand in construction projects - freeways, housing, new casinos.

Below, is a shot from above one of these pits on the west side at Durango and Peace Wy. Click on the image to get the true enormity of this sucker.

Now, looking east across the hole, behold, "Vegas, baby!" (must click for large image)


Scummy said...

This is right by where I live. They use tehse huge pits for stormwater runoff later. This on is actually hidden by decent landscaping as well.

The cost building flipper paradise?

Lavi D. said...

I just could not get over how frickin' deep this thing is. And you're right, so completely hidden.

Kinna spooky.

Every now and then when your life gets complicated and the weasels start closing in, the only cure is to load up on heinous chemicals and then drive like a bastard from Hollywood to Las Vegas ... with the music at top volume and at least a pint of ether.

-Hunter S. Thompson

Dedicated to the other side of Las Vegas, namely; the sprawling, mad, incoherent underpinnings of the world's favorite destination.

That, and the occasional ranting about nothing in particular.