Jun 02, 2009

by English Muse

Old signs from the Las Vegas strip

Are put to rest in an odd sort of cemetery

Where the glittery excesses of the past are left to decay.

I love these photos by Chick Pea Studio of a Nevada neon sign graveyard. Beauty is fleeting even for Vegas marquees

UPDATE: Here’s a link to a gorgeous shot taken by Maia at Une Envie de Sel. Thank you Maia! I want to organize a trip to visit this place!!


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25 Responses to “Neon”

  1. Kirti says:

    What what a treasure!

  2. Laura Trevey says:

    I SO love the Sassy sign!!!

  3. The Cottage Cheese says:

    I would love to see the Neon graveyard!

  4. melanie.joy says:

    That’s so cool – I never even thought about where neon signs went when no one used them anymore.

    I love the photos!

  5. Tina says:

    We have to find out exactly where it is and go! i want to take my polaroid camera!

  6. Brian Miller says:

    what a wonderful place for a stroll and to think of all the stories the signs could tell.

  7. kathleen says:

    I love this! I just moved to Vegas and have been meaning to go here and check it out.

  8. erin says:

    these are excellent! thanks so much for sharing!


    …may they rest in peace! Sometimes I want to be a show girl with those fab ostrich feathersss…

  10. REDRAVEN says:

    Yes, where do all the neon lights go? Those are some vintage signs. Super photos…. I feel some inspiration for a poem… lol.

  11. Tina says:

    The place is called the “Neon Sign Boneyard.” Tours available by appointment. lets go!


  12. Tina Tarnoff says:

    I have a love-hate relationship with neon signs. Sometimes they make me cringe, and sometimes they make me want to hang one in front of my kitchen (Dinners at Tina’s {or Tinner’s}) Very confusing. I loved the polaroids you took of Beverly Hills sign and I adore these. I want a t-shirt with that “Neon” sign! xoxo

  13. Tina says:

    I want the sassy sign

  14. TERI REES WANG says:

    They are so much more poetic as the lay there in the hot sand of day, than they were in their hey day.

    Seems to me, there was a gorgeous magazine layout at that location with Mila Jovavich ….not too long ago?

  15. Kay says:

    Kind of sad, though, don’t you think? All the hope gone into each one…

    I wonder how many people each one attracted????

    Gone are the days of yesterdays successes

  16. Mallory says:

    the girl in the bottom one reminds me of snow white!

  17. Little Miss B says:

    I love the idea of a neon sign graveyard, such faded decadence.

  18. anna says:

    Hi, just stumbled upon your blog. Fabulous!

    Oh how I wish I lived in Nevada so I could fill my house with all the beautiful pieces. I just love letters!

  19. Viewtiful_Justin says:

    ROAD TRIP! I love neon signs!

  20. giulia says:

    Bella, T. Beautiful decay the subject of so many poems, stories. As former archaeologist, I tend to see these sorts of things thru love/hate prism as well. I suspect many of us would like that sassy sign somewhere in abode or on our person–in some form.

    xo svs/gg

  21. Uncle Beefy says:

    I am NUTS about these! So vintage-over-the-top! Gorgeous relics they are. 🙂

  22. An Carol says:

    there are fantasy and magic place …

  23. THE PARIS HOUSE says:

    I want that sassy sign so badly, I would put it in my kitchen for all to see, unless of course it is too massive!!

  24. Daisy says:

    How fantastic!!

  25. Blonde and Red says:

    In LOVE with these signs! I have a neon sign fetish!!! I wish I could have them hanging in my home!dol

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