Sunday, July 6, 2014

Downtown Las Vegas.

I'm wearing:

1. Varsity jacket with leather sleeves, from Zara.
2. Long sleeveless t-shirt with pocket glove, from SELF.
3. Super skinny jeans in gray, from Zara.
4. Black leather lace-up boots, from Asos.
5. Wishbone necklace, from Marc by Marc Jacobs.
6. Oversized clubmasters, from Ray-Ban.
7. Starfish shaped bracelet, from Rose Wholesale.
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I've always wondered where did the locals live in Las Vegas; what did they do for living and that sort of stuff; obviously they don't live on the Strip (which is the main avenue, full of hotels), so it was really nice to go and see a new side of Las Vegas, yet the old and classic part: downtown. The place where food trucks, girl scouts, artists, vintage shop owners and everyone else converge.

We stayed at the Stratosphere Hotel because it was the cheapest one and it was really far away from every touristic sighting, EXCEPT the downtown area. That was my favorite place in the whole trip. It was incredibly cool to see real locals away from the glitz and glamour that comes with the hotels. I also liked it there (the clubs and stuff, mainly) but downtown has a charm like no other part in Las Vegas.

For that day we went to a really cool place called "Container Park", where everything's built with containers; a food truck area with really traditional stuff (like BBQ sandwiches and corn dogs); I bought cookies from a girl scout and; also we won 97 bucks at an old casino. Awesome stuff. What I really love about the photos we took there is that it doesn't necessarily looks like what you might think when you hear "Downtown Las Vegas"; if you have a chance, check out the old part of town, you are in for a pleasant experience (:

// Siempre había tenido la duda de dónde vivía la gente local de Las Vegas; a qué se dedicaban y esas cosas; obviamente no viven en The Strip (la avenida principal, llena de hoteles), entonces fue bastante agradable conocer una lado nuevo de Las Vegas, aún así, la parte vieja y clásica: downtown. El lugar donde los camiones de comida, las niñas exploradoras, las dueños de negocios y todo mundo converge.

Nos quedamos en el Hotel Stratosphere porque era el más barato y estaba muy lejos de todos los sitios turísticos, EXCEPTO el área de downtown. Ésa fue mi favorita en todo el viaje. Fue súper padre ver a locales reales lejos de todo el glamour y luces que viene con los hoteles. También me gustó ahí (los antros y eso) pero downtown tiene un encanto como ningún otro lado en Las Vegas.

Por ese día, fuimos a un lugar muy buena onda llamado "Container Park", donde todo está construido con contenedores de carga; un área de camiones de comida con cosas tradicionales (como sandwiches de BBQ y banderillas); le compré galletas a una niña exploradora y; además, ganamos 97 dólares en un viejo casino. Súper padre. Lo que amo de las fotos tomadas ahí es que no necesariamente luce como lo que imaginas al escuchar "Downtown Las Vegas"; si tienen oportunidad, vayan a esta vieja parte de la ciudad, les garantizo una sorpresa agradable (:
Love always,

Photographer: Fer (@FerStalder).

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