Wednesday, 29 January 2014

Images from the Las Vegas Strip






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
Las Vegas Strip in front of The Venetian


Caesars Palace
Caesars Palace


Bellagio lobby, chandelier by Dale Chihuly
Bellagio lobby, chandelier by Dale Chihuly


Bellagio lobby, chandelier by Dale Chihuly
Chihuly art in the Bellagio


Gardens at Bellagio
Gardens at Bellagio


Bellagio gardens decked out for Christmas
Bellagio gardens decked out for Christmas


Palazzo lobby
Palazzo lobby


Grand Canal Shoppes
Grand Canal Shoppes: hard to believe this is inside and underground


Carport at Venetian
Carport at Venetian: where else but Vegas would you find a fresco on a carport ceiling?


Bellagio dancing fountains
My favourite spot on The Strip: Bellagio's dancing fountains


Do you have a favourite spot on The Strip.



2 comments:

  1. I'm with you ... I can watch the fountains at Bellagio over and over.
    If you look past the gambling, Vegas is just a giant, adult amusement park.
    Eva

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  2. I love the fountains. I also love watching the Volcano erupt at the Mirage.

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