Wednesday, February 11, 2015

AIR: Sin City 10.8K

I'm calling this series of Las Vegas images Sin City, but I might as well have called it Sim City after the popular video game.

It took us 45 minutes to get far enough away from downtown and to an elevation of 10,800 feet in our helicopter - or 8,799 feet above Las Vegas which itself is 2,001 feet above sea level.

Our veteran local pilot, who was wearing an oxygen mask, said he had never seen a view of the city quite like this, and that it was just like flying in the middle of the ocean: total TOTAL darkness.

A sea of black - with an amazing source of light emanating from Vegas and its infamous strip.

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