Peter Kun Frary | Photographer

Main Street Station | Las Vegas, Nevada

Communist East Germany built the Berlin Wall in 1961 to stop citizens from fleeing to the West. When the infamous wall fell on November 9, 1989, Berlin's streets were filled with celebration and souvenir seekers.

Berlin Wall pieces landed in museums and memorials across America. Main Street Station's memorial is the most unique display of this artifact. One side of the men's room adjacent to Garden Court Buffet is faced with a large slab of the Berlin wall. This is no mere art-fart museum display: it is practical decor with a row of functional urinals mounted on it. After hours of gambling and drinking you can piss away your bad luck on the Berlin Wall. An apt political statement, loser mojo remover and kickin' modern art.

Incidentally, the women's room didn't get a Berlin Wall. Not sure why, but perhaps because it's messy for women to water the wall and, thus, the political satire lost? So ladies this may be your only chance at a peek. EOS 40D and EF-s 17-55 2.8 IS USM

Vintage Slot Machine | EOS 7D & EF-s 15-85 4.0-5.6 IS USM

Main Street Station Victorian Clock | EOS 7D & EF-s 15-85 4.0-5.6 IS USM

Main Street Station (below) | EOS 20D & EF-s 17-55 2.8 IS USM

View from the bridge between the Cal and Main Street. Not an impressive exterior but older Hawaii folk consider it and the Cal the "9th Island." Nevertheless, the beer is so good at Main Street Station's Triple7 microbrewery I head there first. During summers they brew the most heavenly Hefeweizen, a traditional German unfiltered wheat beer. And Black Chip Porter is nectar of the gods.

Southwest Galleria

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