Vegas Eye: This is NOT a strip club!

Martin Veneroso seems to have a very good memory when it comes to sculptures near Las Vegas strip clubs. Martin correctly named the location of last week’s puzzle Nice to know he’s keeping at least one segment of the local economy booming! So, we decided to shoot another well-known property (which is not a strip club) from a spot seen by thousands of people each month. Does this seem familiar to you? This week’s geo-location puzzle continues the current trend of presenting photos that are: taken at very familiar properties and places around the valley and are both in plain sight and somewhat out-of-sight…

I love those clouds -- Extra credit... When was this taken?
Photo by Mark Sedenquist

1. What day did this property open to the public for the first time? —
2. What is the name of the property/business and who owns it?
3. What (exactly) was the photographer looking at when he shot the photograph?
4. A significant event/prize happened here during the first week of June, 2006 — What was it?

More about the Vegas Eye mystery photo game:

1) Anyone can play! If you think you know the location of the place or landmark pictured in the mystery photo(s) and can answer the accompanying questions, please post your responses as a comment below. Locations and landmarks are all located within a 35-mile radius of Las Vegas City Hall.

2) We invite you to contribute mystery photos to Vegas Eye and pose your own puzzle questions. If you’d like to contribute, please keep in mind that a good subject for a mystery photo should be unique in some way. There should be subtle but identifiable visual clues in the photo to help players solve the puzzle. Please send photos and puzzle questions to Vegas Eye at this address. (Please submit high resolution photos. Full-size images straight from your camera are best.)

3) If the players and contributors of this Vegas Eye game are unable to completely solve the questions posed by Vegas Eye, than Vegas Eye will be compelled to provide and post answers within a 30-day period of the original post. Participants in this Vegas Eye game will be awarded some level of bonus points for solving these puzzles within the thirty-day period. The calibration of the relative value of these bonus points is still be determined. However, in October 2010, Tom Herbertson was able to deduce and otherwise figure out all of the mystery locations shown here and he won two official “Living-Las-Vegas Staff coffee mugs.”

4) We invite you to subscribe to the Vegas Eye Mystery Photo feature so you’ll have the first shot at solving each week’s puzzle.