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Luxor Hotel Casino

Luxor Hotel Casino

From my most recent trip to Las Vegas. This is the Luxor. At 42.3 billion candlepower, the Luxor Sky Beam is the strongest beam of light in the world. Using computer designed, curved mirrors to collect the light from 39 Xenon lamps and focus them into one intense, narrow beam, engineers say that an astronaut could read a newspaper by Luxor’s Sky Beam from ten miles into space. On a clear night, the Sky Beam is visible up to 250 miles away to an airplane at cruising altitude, and is clearly visible from outer space.



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incredible photo, and intriguing descrip.
"The poetry of photography will always be more important than the mechanics of the camera..." - J-H. Lartigue
#1 Sun April 29, 2007 5:55am

Nice image Amanda! My dad is a pilot in the 757's and 767's and absolutely hates flying over the Las Vegas area. There is actually a major lawsuit going on against the Luxor and many of the other hotel/casinos there because their lights are temporarily blinding the pilots silly enough to look down into them Nah!

btw Did you see the Blue Man Group inside the pyramid there?

#2 Sun April 29, 2007 6:00am

Terrific photo of a shameful waste of the world's energy resources. john
We're off to see the Lizard~~the wonderful (sic) Lizard of Oz~~
#3 Sun April 29, 2007 6:12am

Nice one Amanda....this is my wife's favorite place in the world....we have been three times and she wants to go again sometime!!!.

> John
#4 Sun April 29, 2007 7:59am

Amazing!!! although I agree with John "Chappo1"


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#5 Sun April 29, 2007 9:12am

A stunning shot Amanda.........Jimmy.
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#7 Sun April 29, 2007 11:59am

All the above, very interesting subject and info!
~In His Love~ Maggi D
For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.
Romans 1:16
#8 Sun April 29, 2007 2:03pm

Amanda, you certainly get around. Good iconic photo of America's Gaudiest City. -Brian
#9 Sun April 29, 2007 11:54pm

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