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Showing posts with label Nugget. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Nugget. Show all posts

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Last Few Shots - Reno/Sparks NV, and Surrounding Area, Part X

This is part X of my series of photo blogs detailing my recent trip to the Reno/Sparks area.  These shots were all taken August 1-4 in the Reno/Sparks area.  They didn't really fit in any of the previous blogs and make up the last of the pictures from the trip.

This is the former Fitzgerald's Casino where my Grandmother used to work.  Now it's called Comm Row and  has climbing walls on the outside.  Oh, and that's the Reno Arch in the foreground.

This was the view from our window at the Nugget.
Flowers in my Mom's backyard.

Lockwood area East of Sparks.
Lockwood area.
These dudes were all over!
In case you REALLY got to go!!!!!!
Another of my favorites from the trip.

EXTRA heavy-duty flag poles!!!!!
Sunset in the Sky Ranch area reflecting off the smoke of a nearby forest fire.
This completes my "Reno/Sparks NV, and Surrounding Area" series.  I hope you've enjoyed the shots or at least found something that perked your interest in the area.  Thanks for looking!!

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Victorian Ave (B-Street) - Reno/Sparks NV, and Surrounding Area Part II

This is part two of my series of photo blogs detailing my recent trip to the Reno/Sparks area. 

These shots were all taken the afternoon of August 1 in the Downtown Sparks area.  Victorian Avenue as it's now known used to be called 'B' Street.  Several of these pics are from the railroad museum at the corner of Victorian and Pyramid Hwy. 

John Ascuaga's Nugget has been a Sparks staple since 1955 and I have numerous memories of going there as a kid.  Most people know it as the place where the Hells Angels and Vagos squared off last year but I remember it as the place where we saw Bertha and Tina the elephants, ate an Awful Awful hamburger and got to pick our favorite numbers on a Keno ticket each time we went for dinner.  We stayed here this trip and had an awesome time!  
This shadow is in front of the shuttered Carls Silver Club on Victorian across from the Nugget.  
This sign marks the distance from Sparks to main outposts West and East.

Passenger cars at a recreated station.

This old school building was moved to Victorian Ave. in Sparks several years ago.  I remember it used to sit at Kietzke and Virginia St. near the convention center.

Monday, August 6, 2012

Early Morning - Reno/Sparks NV, and Surrounding Area Part I

This is part one of several planned photo blogs comprised of shots taken in and around Reno and Sparks, NV.  I kept each blog short, none more than 23 photos, but most are more like between 3 and 15 photos.  I'm breaking the series up in an attempt to keep alike photos together,

These shots were all taken August 1, early in the morning in North Sparks.
Sunrise over the mountains East of Sparks.
Moon setting towards Peavine Peak.
Quail on Martini Drive.
D'Andrea Parkway
Early morning moon above the MGM, or Bally's, or Grand Sierra Resort, or whatever it is this week....
Old trailer on Spanish Springs Rd.
Early morning sun lights up the sagebrush on Martini Rd.
The Nugget with the Mt. Rose face in the background.
One last shot of the sun rising over the Sparks mountains.
As always, if you click on the photos, a larger version will appear.

More to follow, thanks for looking!!!!!