GGG is for gggiraffe, and gggorilla, and ggglobe and, well, GGGold!
Jeff and I have been to the Golden Nugget in Atlantic City for dinner, for a little bit of decadent gambling (just a little), and recently for a concert. While waiting to enter the venue assigned to Foreigner (yes, I’m that old), I noticed something sparkling inside a glass display. Now if this doesn’t qualify for GGG, I don’t know what does! Whoa! Talk about hitting the lottery!!!
In the event that you’re reading this on a tiny hand-held golden piece of technology, the inscription says:
The Hand Of Faith Nugget
Found October, 1980 near Wedderburn, Australia
This magnificent gold nugget, the largest on public display in the world, was discovered using a metal detector. Lying six inches below the surface in a vertical position, it weighs a massive 875 troy ounces (61 pounds, ll ounces av.)
A Man, who has chosen to remain anonymous, his wife, and four young children were prospecting behind their modest trailer home when they made this spectacular find.
Lucky day, huh? GGGargantuan, to say the least!
Not to be outdone, and right across the road from the Golden Nugget, stands The Borgata Casino and Water Club. When driving by, and when the sun is just right, this bit of architecture looks like a twinkling pile of prospector’s golden delight, looming out of the earth.
Now don’t be fooled by all the GGGold. This lady hasn’t seen one single ounce of it! But the night is young. 🙂
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Wow, that gold nugget is huge. I am sure the family left their trailer far behind.
If they didn’t, I don’t know what they’re thinking! 😀
Architectural shots are so well done — did you always take pictures of such, or was this something new prompted by the challenge?
New. I didn’t really always take pictures of anything in particular. I’m trying to find my niche. 😉
Thank you so much, Judith.
The gold nugget is making the peace sign!? Whoa! Yup THAT would give me a ton of peace. Here’s how I know you’re a gifted photographer – You have the ability to always make Atlantic City look so pretty. When I drive by it in real life, it always looks seedy and sad. You’ve got a gggift, no doubt.
Unfortunately it’s where the folks of AC live that looks seedy and sad. A lot going on there. Money goes to money and the casinos are not hard to portrait as prosperous. The boardwalk has it’s ups and downs as well. It’s a photographer’s cornucopia.
The Golden Nugget Casino in Atlantic City looks as if it has been the ruin for many a man …
♪♫♪ And it’s been the ruin of many a poor boy… ♪♫♪
As Eric Burdon put it in the House of the Rising Son.
Know your limits. Anything to excess can be dangerous.
Except chocolate pudding. 🙂
you’re discovering, I’ve learned my first English words in my German desert listening to pop music 🙂
Music! The universal language. 😉
great shots ! I remember, long ago, going on vacation to Atlantic City before the casinos. Fantastic boardwalk.
Thanks, J&M. These two are actually off the beaten path, closer to where we have a home in Brigantine. Still, AC. If that’s when you were last in AC, you’d be amazed. But it’s no Vegas. Now they have the market on glitz and glitter.
Fantastic piece of Australia you’ve seen! (It doesn’t all look like that.) Great photo of the sun peeping between the two buildings!
You mean the streets are not all paved in gold? 😉
GGGemma, you are so funny! (in a good way 🙂 )
Gorgeous gold shining so brightly. My favorite, the Sun’s priceless glow although having an actual gold nugget sounds great too,
We ‘common folk’ will have to settle for the golden sun. Not a bad thing, when you really think about it. 😉
Hi Gem! My, the casino is a bland building exteriorly, isn’t it? Just like a huge box of breakfast cereal. But I like your picture of The Water Club, you’ve hit that just right – tho if you don’t mind me saying – just saying, Gem! – I’d take off a bit of the sky.
And you’re talking to an ex-geologist here – wow, that nugget! Spectacular! A
I’m all over that sky cropping. I’ll email you that and the Revel cloud shot you suggested in my other post. Thanks!