Day 67 - Las Vegas

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June 18th 2012
Published: June 19th 2012EDIT THIS ENTRY


The beautiful gondola on the lazy river and the lilting voice of the boatman's song in a lovely backdrop. An artificially created naturally beautiful and calming place. Difficult to capture the mood and beauty of the place.
Had complimentary breakfast at the Cafe Bellagio. Sri took uncle for dialysis while we got ready. At 10.00 Sri, R and myself left by car and went to the Venetian, parked the car there and went around the Venetian and nearby hotels. We covered the Venetian, Palazzo, Wynn and Encore by 11.30. Then went to a mall and waited while Sri went to get tickets for a show. After that saw two more hotels..Treasure Island and The Mirage...walked back to the Venetian looked around some more and then came back to Bellagio by 1.30 for lunch. Went to the Olives restaurant at the Bellagio for lunch. Shanthi and aunty joined. Sri brought uncle back from dialysis and joined us at 2.30. All of us had lunch together. Then retired to our rooms and rested till 7pm in the evening.

7pm all left together by car to The Riviera. R and i had tickets for the 9.30 topless show at The Riviera. Sri dropped us there and picked us up at 10.45 after the show. Drove to downtown. Took a walk down Freemont Street and got back to the strip. Was lucky to be on time to watch the volcano at
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Only his eyes move...gave me a wink! Not sure whether this was at the Venetian or it's sister hotel the merges into another. In fact almost all hotels on the strip are interconnected
The 12 midnight, the last show of the day. I wanted to go to Caesar's Palace after that...but it was 1.00am..R was tired and so went to bed.

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Palazzo- Central Courtyard

Sheet waterfalls and U.S flag backdrop. This area was decorated with rich stone studded U.S flags in keeping with approaching Memorial Day. They will change the theme after Memorial Day i suppose.
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Marble Damsels

Fountain at the Palazzo
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Shopping Mall

..Fashion Show in the background. The twin buildings of Wynn and Encore can also be seen.

...with a huge hanger above the doorway.
Garden the Wynn

See the floral designs on the tiles..small bizzaza tiles beautifully arranged in colourful floral patterns.
Beautiful chandeliersBeautiful chandeliers
Beautiful chandeliers

...with large colorful stones...and butterfly red was the predominant color used.
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Butterfly tiles Encore....tiny 1cm tiles put together to form beautiful butterflies. Both Wynn and Encore were new and extremely beautiful

R seated at a bar where you can play and drink.

At the Fashion Show Mall.
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The Mirage

Walking from Treasure Island towards The Mirage.
Tropical GardenTropical Garden
Tropical Garden

Inside The Mirage

The name of a The Mirage
Painted ceilingsPainted ceilings
Painted ceilings

At the Venetian..replicated from the paintings of ancient churches in Italy.
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Italian style paintings

Sri said that originally in Italy these ceiling paintings were done by the artists lying down on wooden scaffolding and took months together for them to finish each one.
Shop DisplayShop Display
Shop Display

Most shops have exclusive items, especially the ones selling decorative items for the house and all displays were exclusive too..each competing with the other in sophistication and finery...exclusively for the rich and famous!!!

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