I'd no desire to visit Las Vegas, Nevada. I don't gamble and I imagined it as a loud, crass, cheesy place. When I visited for the first time to attend a family wedding, I learned how much fun it can be. Yes, it is loud and it be crass and cheesy. But it is also lighthearted, energetic, fantastical, beautiful, and amazing. At times, I found myself wondering how many hungry people could have been fed with the money spent on over-the-top construction, yet couldn't help but smile at the playfulness of this other world I'd stepped into. I share a few photos from The Strip.
|Las Vegas Strip in front of The Venetian|
|Bellagio lobby, chandelier by Dale Chihuly|
|Chihuly art in the Bellagio|
|Gardens at Bellagio|
|Bellagio gardens decked out for Christmas|
|Grand Canal Shoppes: hard to believe this is inside and underground|
|Carport at Venetian: where else but Vegas would you find a fresco on a carport ceiling?|
|My favourite spot on The Strip: Bellagio's dancing fountains|
Do you have a favourite spot on The Strip.