Bellagio (my bathroom)
It's a very odd thing, but I have become known as somewhat of a Las Vegas bathroom aficionado. I don't know exactly when it happened, but I do know why.
When my daughter was about four years old, she developed a fascination with public restrooms. She always wanted to see the inside of every public restroom we encountered to see how it was decorated. She had her favorites, too, and always insisted she had to go to the bathroom before we left certain places because she just had to see them again.
I had only recently started going to Las Vegas at the time, and I got the idea to take pictures of some of my favorite Vegas bathrooms for her to admire when I got back. She would "ooh" and "aah" over the cool lighting fixtures, stall doors, or lavatories. Yes, it was odd, but I found myself checking them out at every turn - and double-checking for occupants before I took a shot or two to take back home with me.
Once I joined a couple of on-line Vegas message boards, I began sharing my Vegas bathroom photos as part of my usual collection of Vegas trip photos. People would comment on them and laugh about how I ALWAYS took bathroom photos, and it was true; there is always at least one photo of a restroom - in a casino, restaurant, or my hotel room - among my vacation photos.
Now people have started quizzing me on Vegas bathroom photos to see if I know where they are located. Sadly, I'm not the 'expert' I thought I was, but that's okay. At least I know I'll have something to look forward to (and take photos of) on my next trip.