Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Inside The Palazzo

Inside the Palazzo... as someone noticed in the previous post, the Palazzo is trying hard to be a Bellagio. The lobby is quite beautiful, with a giant vase dwarfing everything. What is it with those flying umbrellas everywhere and pillars covered in cheap fabric?

Monday, April 27, 2009


The Palazzo is an addition to the Venetian, but bigger.

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Rowdy Strip

The Strip around the Flamingo and O'Shea's gets a little rowdy at night. Drunken youths grab at passers by from the terrace of Margaritaville at Flamingo, various people get arrested and there's a police detention bus waiting in the alley between O'Shea's and Flamingo.

All of this across the street from Caesars Palace. Bottom photo is a policewoman standing over a handcuffed detainee next to the police bus. A security guy warned me Metro will have issues with me taking photos. Hey, I'm just walking down the Strip with my little camera, photographing the sights.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Monday, April 20, 2009


Amazing that an old style gamblin' saloon has survived in the heart of the Strip, cheap hot dogs and all and a $5.99 rib eye steak and eggs breakfast after midnight. It also houses Drai's, said to be one of the best restaurants in Vegas.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Encore & Wynn

The new Encore is like a Mad Hatter's tea party on acid - hey, it's Vegas, baby.

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Spring Break At Dingy O'Shea's

Easter Sunday, 4:15 a.m. Lots of fun at O'Shea's, the dingiest casino on the Strip, right across from Caesar's Palace. Poker in the front, a spirited game of beer pong in the back and the police left to deal with the aftermath. Something for everyone in Vegas

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Bellagio Conservatory - Spring

Spring is sprung at The Bellagio Conservatory and Botanical Gardens - ah, the scent of fresh flowers. The theme is gardens from around the world. I was quite taken with the fountains in shape of balls, but who keeps a giant, decapitated head in their garden?

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Opulent Venetian

Now that's some casino.