Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Reno, Nevada: Welcome Sign

Reno's most famous attraction is a sign.

That may sound a little odd, but it's true. The Reno Arch over Virginia Street downtown in practically an icon -- particularly when it's lit up at night. This was taken during the day, of course, but it's still impressive. At least I remembered to take a picture of this one, as opposed to my visit to Las Vegas.

Downtown Reno is something of a mixed bag. It has a few huge casino complexes; you can see The Virginian in the background here. There are a few pawn shops and businesses along the lines in the neighborhood as well. It reminded me a bit of "old Las Vegas," meaning the part that doesn't have the Strip. The city fathers of Reno are obviously trying hard to make it all work.

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