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Saturday, October 7th, 2023 | 5:30pm - 7:30pm

Where We Will Meet

We will meet under the Neon Vegas Vic Sign

Where The Walk Will End

We will finish at the Downtown Container Park and the Mantis

About This Walk

Set your lenses and ready your senses, as the kaleidoscope of colors, lights, and vivacity of Las Vegas’ Fremont Street beckons photographers to capture its vibrant spirit. This pulsating heart of downtown Las Vegas is where history, pop culture, and urban wonders converge, making it a haven for street, architecture, and abstract photography enthusiasts.

Starting Point: Vegas Vic Neon Sign

We will begin our photo walk underneath the iconic Vegas Vic neon sign (25 E Fremont St, Las Vegas, NV 89101 – near the Golden Gate and Binion Casinos). Standing tall outside the Pioneer Club, this cowboy figure has been the visual ambassador of Las Vegas since the mid-1950s. With his outstretched arm and classic attire, Vic is a throwback to an era of neon grandeur that once dominated the city.

The Fremont Street Experience

As you move from Vegas Vic, you’ll be thrust into the sensory overload of the Fremont Street Experience. Look upwards to marvel at the massive LED overhead screen displaying mesmerizing visuals. A plethora of street performers, ranging from the quirky to the risqué, add layers of candid emotion and eccentricity to your photographs. Remember, if they pose, they might expect some cash! Live concerts create an electric atmosphere, and a different type of photography genre. And of course, people-watching here is unparalleled, as visitors from all over the world come to soak in the experience. Nighttime is when Fremont truly shines, with glows and shadows creating a cinematic tableau.

In Search of Vegas Vickie

Vegas Vic isn’t alone. Make your way to the Circa Casino to find Vegas Vickie, Vic’s “girl”. This neon diva, with her sultry pose, is a visual treat, especially if you can find a vantage point that captures her reflection off glossy walls, adding depth and intrigue to your shot.

Fremont Street East

Next we will move eastward from the bustling heart of the Fremont Street Experience, a different vibe awaits. Here, eclectic bars and restaurants intersperse with retro neon signs. Look out for the playful martini glass sign, with its olive twinkling as if ready for a toast. The juxtaposition of modern establishments with these vintage signs offers a rich tapestry of old-meets-new imagery. Be on the lookout for some cool street artwork, both out in the open and in some hidden spots!

Final Stop: Downtown Container Park

Concluding our journey, the Downtown Container Park awaits around four blocks from the Fremont Street Experience. Your arrival is heralded by the 40-foot tall Mantis, which not only captures attention with its sheer size but also enthralls with fireballs that dance six stories high, choreographed perfectly to beats of music. This is a shot you won’t want to miss! The Container Park itself, with its unique architecture and trendy establishments, provides ample opportunities to explore the blend of commerce, art, and community in this unique urban setting.

So, ready your cameras and embark on this Fremont Street photo walk, capturing the soul of Las Vegas from the neon-lit past to its vibrant present.

4 Responses

  1. Hi Vegas Walkers! Looking forward to meeting everyone on Saturday and having some fun. Weather should be perfect and we should have plenty of interesting things to photograph!

    See you all soon!

  2. John, I had to go to urgent care and can’t make it to the walk. Sorry for the short notice.

  3. Hi John,

    It was a pleasure to join the group and meet everyone. I’ve arrived home safely (back in Canada) and now reviewing my photos from the outing. The Fremont Street Experience was a unique opportunity to see something new and wildly different.

    A couple questions . . . when is the cut off date for posting a submission, and do we have a Facebook group / Flickr group for sharing our results ?

    Malcolm Querney

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