Las Vegas Strip is a tour around the World
Starting with the famous Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas sign the Strip is a place of contrasts and surprises
Some think that the “Sin City” is nothing but a collection of kitsch, and in some respects it really is 🙂 but I do admire what so many artists and architects were able to build in this place situated in the middle of a desert.
To better illustrate this, here are some representative images – my favorites of Las Vegas Strip, from my Fine Art America collection, also available as prints – click on them for a larger, better view:
#1 New York, New York hotel and casino complex, replicates the New York City skyline from the 1940’s. You can from far most significant towers like the Empire State Building and the Chrysler Building, and also the Statue of Liberty in front of it.
#3 The medieval Excalibur castle with the modern monorail riding in front of it – I called this images “Parallel worlds in Las Vegas” 🙂
#4 Paris Las Vegas Hotel and Casino, featuring the Eiffel Tower and “Arch de Triomphe”, on the Strip.
It’s well worth it to enter inside of the complex to view all the restaurants and Parisian artifacts, including the cobblestone streets and boutiques.
Arc de Triomphe of Paris:
#5 Venetian Hotel is an amazing replica of the Italian World landmark. Here you can also have a ride on authentic gondolas with gondoliers singing in Italian (even though some of them are Chinese…) 🙂
#6 Bellagio Las Vegas, This hotel / casino complex was inspired by the place with the same name on Lake Como, Italy, and I found it beautiful, even though it’s just a replica in the desert of Nevada…
* You also must see the dancing fountains in front of Bellagio hotel
Bottom line, I think that Las Vegas is a unique place, totally different from anything else in the World, and it’s wort it to visit and see it with your own eyes, at least once in a lifetime!
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