Jan 292014
 

las Vegas

Photo essay of 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.

The Venetian Las Vegas

Las Vegas Strip in front of The Venetian

Caesars Palace

Caesars Palace

Bellagio lobby

Bellagio lobby, chandelier by Dale Chihuly

Chihuly art in the Bellagio

Chihuly art in the Bellagio

Gardens at Bellagio

Gardens at Bellagio

 

Bellagio gardens Christmas

Bellagio gardens decked out for Christmas

 

Umbrellas at Palazzo

Palazzo lobby

Grand Canal Shoppes

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

 

Venetian carport ceiling

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 Responses to “Images from the Las Vegas Strip”

  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

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

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