Speaking of the Stardust, just found some old photos i took in pre Mirage days in 1989. I'll try and upload them to my computer and post them. I have photos of the Stardust marquee sign with Lido and with Silver City in the background. I also have photos of Luxor before the expansion of the property with the Towers. I agree that the old resorts, like Stardust, Riviera, Sahara , etc, declined the last few years for a variety of reasons, but in the pre Mirage days (i frequented those places since the late 70's) the North Strip was in it's prime. The fact that the Strip was less dense with high rises afforded you the luxury of witnessing the beauty of the desert with golden sunsets at eye leve[ just ouside of Stardust. We no longer have that now with the density of the Strip blocking the desert facing West and East. That's what i miss the most about Vegas, the warm summer nights at dusk when the Neon lights would take full affect and knowing that you were in the Oasis of the Desert. Vegas used to be like Cairo, then one day it changed forever.