Despite the gaudiness and over-priced hotels of this man-made fantasyland, there’s quite a bit of gems to be found in this city.
Catching Vegas at its best, in photographs…
The Bellagio fountain. Taken right after the sun went down and just before the transient bulbs of the city took over. It was beautiful how the water danced in time with the song’s beat.
I like how Vegas contained the world inside a 4-mile long strip by making miniature replicas of famous world landmarks. This is not as high as the original Eiffel Tower in Paris, but I still felt as small standing at its base.
such a happy billboard
A Triton guiding a seahorse in the replica of Rome’s Trevi fountain. According to the legend, those who throw a coin into the (original) fountain will go back to Rome. So far this legend hasn’t come true for me yet, but maybe another wish from this mini Trevi will make it happen.
the Strip was emptying as the last of the restless visitors settled down in the wee hours; this gondola was on its way to dock for the night
street performers: a staple appearance in all tourist places
fleeting clouds, the sun’s rays peeking through, a photo reminiscent of days gone by
taken from an overpass bridge
one of the many fountain statues on the Ceasar’s Palace compound; again reminiscent of Rome
sunshine, palm trees, coconuts with paper umbrellas, piano bar…can’t go wrong in Margaritaville
a playful and colorful casino
I got this shot while waiting for the bus to the airport, right when the sun is working its way up those trees.
the welcome sign towards Downtown Las Vegas where one will find the original gambling district and the Fremont Street Experience
the lights of Vegas, taken from the Stratosphere