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Great Sphinx of Las Vegas?

Posted by
Steven (Chicagoland, United States) on 31 August 2016 in Architecture and Portfolio.

The ominous black pyramid of the Luxor Casino-Hotel is the largest in America, at 36 stories tall. The only reason that the Luxor pyramid wasn't built taller than the Great Pyramid of Giza is that it stands opposite the Las Vegas International Airport. At night, a Xenon light shines straight into space from the pyramid's apex, reportedly visible from airplanes above Los Angeles 275 miles away. The Sphinx is two stories taller than the original.

Photo captured July 23, 2016.

NIKON D7000 1/250 second F/8.0 ISO 110 18 mm

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Martine from France

C'est une pâle imitation du vrai.

31 Aug 2016 5:10am

tataray from Charentes-Poitou, France

Magnifique sculpture. Jolie prise. )

31 Aug 2016 6:13am

Michael Skorulski from Toronto, Canada

I like the crisp focus and detail.

31 Aug 2016 6:39am

martine Libouton from Bousval, Belgium

Une belle sculpture

31 Aug 2016 7:30am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

Great doc shot of part of this surreal city

31 Aug 2016 8:56am

Luca Bobbiesi from Milano, Italy

Wonderful work!

31 Aug 2016 9:40am

Phil Morris from Saskatoon, Canada

Have a lot of books on Egyptomania which of course had most of its beginnings
in France. Wonder if there are images of people climbing this tower.

31 Aug 2016 10:24am

Frances from Boston, United States

A great image Steven, and in much better condition than the original, nice pyramid in the background. A great shot.

31 Aug 2016 10:31am

Tede from Aubenas 07, France

Magnificent image, splendid place !!!

31 Aug 2016 10:55am

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

Wow !!

31 Aug 2016 11:14am

Shahin Bahremand from Tehran, Iran

good shot

31 Aug 2016 12:17pm

willy from Belgium

une vue impressionnante Steven..

have a nice day

31 Aug 2016 12:56pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

A beautiful shot of the sphinx and Luxor. We stayed at that hotel years ago. It's pretty nice.

31 Aug 2016 12:59pm

Anne from France

Pays de contrastes!

31 Aug 2016 1:06pm

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Fantastique vue quel image quel statue superbe compo.

31 Aug 2016 2:29pm

Don from Spokane, United States

A fine picture of this remarkable building. I like the explanation of its background and lighting ability too.

31 Aug 2016 2:49pm

omid from mashhad, Iran

very nice shot
with beautiful angle, composition, colors & lights!
A M A Z I N G !

31 Aug 2016 3:02pm

Remus from Portugal

Of all the buildings in Las Vegas, I think this is the most iconic, also, in my opinion, the most beautiful and elegant.
(I'm talking about the pyramid and the hotel, not the Sphinx.)

31 Aug 2016 3:09pm

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

Superb framing !It is really the city of the immoderation, it is fascinating !

31 Aug 2016 3:47pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

THis is captivating

31 Aug 2016 4:45pm

Sam from Chennai, India

Amazing. Beautiful capture of the Great Sphinx. Wonderful light. Excellent. :)

31 Aug 2016 6:35pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

Great job of isolating the Sphinx!

31 Aug 2016 8:42pm

Harry from Apex, NC, United States

good shot in the bright desert light

1 Sep 2016 1:51am

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

Next best if we can't see the real thing.

1 Sep 2016 4:20am

L'Angevine from Angers, France


1 Sep 2016 6:22am

fateme@@ from Dezful, Iran

Great sharpness and beautiful background.

2 Sep 2016 7:59pm