Doc
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February 18th, 2014 at 3:30:55 PM permalink
Last week, I posted in another thread that my wife and I had the very good fortune to be upgraded to a suite at the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas and that we had an impressive panoramic view. I took quite a few photos of that casino-hotel, our suite, and the view from the balcony, and I have created a panorama image that admittedly has a few serious transition glitches.

I have previously posted two Las Vegas panorama photographs in this forum. The first was taken in 2010 from the Rio and showed the strip as viewed from the west at night. The second was taken in 2012 from the Paris Las Vegas Eiffel Tower replica and also showed the strip, again at night.

This time, the panorama presented below is again (mostly) of the strip but was taken in the daylight. It is the view from our balcony on the west tower of the Cosmopolitan, and the horizontal field of view is approximately 270°, permitted because we had a wraparound balcony. The left hand region of the photo is toward the north while the right hand area is toward the west.

Don't do this if you don't mean to and/or don't have a high-speed internet connection. If you want to see this image in high resolution, first just click on it. That should open a new window or tab in your browser with an image that looks pretty much like the one below. If you click on that image, you will get the whole bloomin', full-resolution (15MB or so) image, which you should be able to pan both horizontally and vertically. More image than you ever wanted to see from a hotel balcony.

Items that you might be able to pick out in this photo include (roughly left to right): my wife sitting on the balcony, Trump Tower, Treasure Island, Venetian/Palazzo, Harrah's, Quad, Flamingo, Bill's under conversion to Cromwell, the "High Roller", Bally's, at least the Eiffel tower portion of Paris, the east tower of the Cosmopolitan, Planet Hollywood, the Harmon stump, the MGM Grand with McCarran airport in the background, a bit of the Tropicana, the Veer towers and the Mandarin Hotel of City Center, the Monte Carlo, the Aria, some condos I can't identify to the west of I-15, the Orleans, and the other end of our balcony. Also a few bits and pieces of other places.

Have fun with it.

AcesAndEights
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February 18th, 2014 at 3:41:03 PM permalink
This is awesome Doc, thanks as always for sharing!
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February 18th, 2014 at 3:45:22 PM permalink
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DUHHIIIIIIIII HEARD THAT!
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February 18th, 2014 at 4:36:52 PM permalink
Nice! I can see the Ferris wheel.
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February 18th, 2014 at 5:31:45 PM permalink
Quote: 1BB

Nice! I can see the Ferris wheel.



We DON'T call it a 'ferris wheel', 1BB. That's little league. lol. But if you look past the 'wheel' you can see the LVH sign, sort of shaped like a seashell. The resolution is so good, it looks like that LVH sign is a block away, when in reality it must be at least 2-3 miles. Nice pics, Doc.
Doc
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February 18th, 2014 at 6:02:07 PM permalink
Dang good guess, unless you checked first. I did check, and the Google Maps measurement tool figures it as 2.14 miles from that corner of the Cosmo west tower to the LVH sign.
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February 18th, 2014 at 6:10:01 PM permalink
Quote: Doc

Dang good guess, unless you checked first. I did check, and the Google Maps measurement tool figures it as 2.14 miles from that corner of the Cosmo west tower to the LVH sign.



No I didn't check. lol Actually I first wrote 'at least 2 miles' but then changed it to '2-3' after I remembered that the monorail is 4 miles long and LVH is almost at one end and Cosmo would be equivalent to being at near the other. Of course the monorail isn't a straight 'as the crow flys' shot.
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February 18th, 2014 at 9:57:56 PM permalink
So about that ferris wheel, is it done yet, and can I get a comp to ride it?
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February 18th, 2014 at 10:17:43 PM permalink
Any non-building structure consisting of an a rotating upright wheel with multiple passenger cars attached to the rims that keep the passengers upright is a Ferris Wheel. The 264 foot structure was introduced at the Chicago World Fair in 1893. The London Eye at 443 feet is a Ferris Wheel. The High Roller at 550 feet is a Ferris Wheel and is the largest in the world, which of course, will be surpassed by what they are building in Dubai.

I'd call it the Wheel of Fortune, stick at gigantic $500 slot machine at the bottom of it, and let people take it for a spin. When that fortune ends up on that third wheel with max bet, they get to give the wheel a spin (with the people on it!). Whereever it stops is the number of credits they win, just like in the real game. It not only would be a "ferris wheel", and would be a thrill ride, but it would be the world's largest slot too. Only in Vegas!!!
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February 19th, 2014 at 12:50:16 AM permalink
Great shots Doc!!!

I see the Linq singnage is up. It is probably the nicest part of the development :), I see Britney has her face splashed all over the side of PH avertising a "piece of me" (don't mind if I do:) ), I see the worlds most expensive billboard (read Harmon Tower) is still standing and I think i can see the 4:40 from LA landing on 19L......Oh and apparently it was a nice, sunny Vegas day :)
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