A day shot of the Las Vegas strip. The tall building on the very right is the Stratosphere; way at the other end, which you can't see because it's so hazy, is the Luxor.
At least at night, when this behemoth monster of a town takes your money, it gives you something pretty to look at in return; lights, showgirls, fountain shows, etc. But when you lose money here during the day you just feel dirty and creepy and degenerate.
Although I have to say, for the amount of whining I've heard about the economy, it seems the people in these casinos haven't heard a word of it yet. Because they're still plugging their money into those machines.