Monday, December 28, 2009

Futuristic Aria At City Center

The centerpiece of City Center, the Aria, is giant in size and artistry. The entrance to the spa is dreamy, the lobby is huge and dwarfs waiting customers and the floor you don't see until you go up a level.

Friday, December 25, 2009

Bellagio Conservatory - Merry Xmas

Merry Xmas to all my blogger friends and thanks for visiting. Next week this photo blog is one year old.

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Xmas At Springs Preserve

The stage is set at Springs Preserve botanical gardens, while people sip hot chocolate and wait for the arrival of someone on a pony.

Monday, December 21, 2009

Cafes At The Aria

People lounging just off the casino among big, tree-like things. Hostesses at the futuristic Cafe Vettra greet people among green cones. And the ice cream at Chill matches the decor.

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Sea Of Cranberries

At the shopping mall inside the Palazzo, they filled a pool with a sea of floating cranberries. Folk can't help but put their hands in it and the children are having lots of fun.

Friday, December 18, 2009

Glass And More Glass At City Center

If there's one word to describe the new City Center, it's glass. And reflections. People crossing the pedestrian walkway are dwarfed by the sheer size of it. The bottom photo is the entrance to the Crystals Mall - they had to put stickers on the doors, because no one could find them.

Monday, December 14, 2009

Sky Lobby At The Mandarin Hotel

You can have high tea at the just opened Mandarin Hotel all day, with a view of the Strip. But if you arrive at night, the reception desk has an astonishing view. And the tea is better enjoyed with a sparkling Vegas.

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Kids Love the Crystals Mall

Kids are fascinated by the tornado in a tube display and the candy colored stairs at the Crystals Mall in City Center.

Friday, December 11, 2009

Works Of Art In City Center

Works of art are shown throughout the newly opened City Center. The mural that looks like a dart board is several stories high and quite dramatic at night; the round red circle with a brush is a giant eraser, and Chihuly, of the famous Bellagio ceiling, has his own gallery.

Monday, December 7, 2009

City Center - The Henry Moore Garden

The Henry Moore sculpture (I think it's a womb) is beautifully placed among the futuristic architecture. A man is contemplating by the contemplating pool. You can see the sculpture in the blue window of the bottom photo - it's the ending centerpiece of a luxury shopping mall, The Crystals.

Friday, December 4, 2009

Town Square

Town Square is an upscale shopping center, just south of Mandalay Bay, made to look like a Norman Rockwell, small town America. They even have statues based on Rockwell's illustrations.

Monday, November 30, 2009

People Gather In Town Square

People gather in the upscale shopping center, Town Square, south of the Mandalay Bay. In the middle, there is a village green with fake grass, where people bring their dogs. Teenagers like to hang in the lobbies of expensive shops, hoping to meet other teenagers.

Friday, November 27, 2009

The Obama Pedicure

The Obama Pedicure? I walked to one side of the building and saw an American flag, I walked to the other side and saw "Colon Cleansing $49.99". Must be an old fashioned enema. So for fifty bucks you can get an Obama Enema in Vegas.

Monday, November 23, 2009

Vegas All-You Can-Eat Buffets

Vegas has all-you-can-eat buffets - fellow blogger Suzi treated me to one at the Paris - I'll never eat again. With all the crab legs & shrimp galore, people still insist on greasy bacon and mashed & gravy. The handsome chef at the carving station is ready with his electric saw to cut you some pork loin. Go very, very hungry.

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Naked City At Night

Naked City, the forgotten part of Las Vegas Boulevard between Sahara and Fremont, has character, with the pretty Tod Motel and Dino's, the last neighborhood bar.

Monday, November 16, 2009

PBR - Opening Ceremonies

Flashes of light, fireworks, the cowboy riders emerge from the smoke, a giant flag unfurls and the Border Patrol descend on ropes. Let the bull riding begin.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

PBR - Riding The Raging Bull

The Professional Bull Riding Finals came to the Thomas & Mack Center - it was very exciting and the bulls enjoyed it the most.