Posted by: cassymuronaka | April 6, 2012

The Neon Boneyard

Four decades ago, when I was living and working in Nevada, the Las Vegas Strip boasted a perfect example of what I would describe as Ew Architecture, a lot of which was typical of the minimalist and ranch styles that were so prevalent during the post WWII era. Most of these hotel-casinos looked like overblown variations of every hideous elementary school I attended during the Eisenhower era.

That same negative judgment could not be applied to the fantastic marquee signs and accompanying illumination of these structures. Only in Las Vegas have neon artists been able to run wild with such abandon and such a thirst for wattage consumption.

If you’re planning a visit to Sin City soon, do make a pit stop at one of the city’s newest attractions, the Neon Boneyard.  It’s where old light bulbs go to die.  Many of the iconic signs associated with the town are here, unlit but still spectacular, thanks to the work by Nevada preservationists.

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  1. Oh I love that!

  2. I just recently came back from doing a shoot at the Boneyard. I loved it! Great images…I have many similar (of course the lot is so small, you can’t get overly creative). Here’s my link if you want to check it out. http://bit.ly/HkWjh9


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