just isn't the same during the day, which is probably why the
casinos create the illusion of permanent dusk. I could've
looked around for the truly ugly bits that show up best in daylight
and there were those. That's to be expected in any city,
let alone one founded on a multitude of vices. What really
struck me, however, was how the day renders all the previous
night's illusions transparent.
are the figures that just don't belong in the same skyline,
for example. The Eiffel tower and Aladdin's castle, for
across the street from New York City.
for that matter, a roller coaster looping in front of the Empire
Egypt across the street from that...
trees in front of a pyramid...
immaculate sphinx in front of a black, glass pyramid...
blue skies and stately mountains overshadowing a luxury resort/casio,
like the Rio...
is the desert, after all, so perhaps it's all just a mirage.