Las Vegan Fantasies
Las Vegas’ fantasy mixes night with day, real with unreal, in with out. Venetian gondoliers serenade passengers past sidewalk cafes toward St. Mark’s Square under an always-light sky.
There, you might find a living statute, but at least can tell you’re inside because there are clouds in the sky.
Walk a few steps and you might find yourself admiring an elegant ceiling or an airy courtyard where balloons and a snake celebrate the Chinese New Year.
Down a street, you might run into Neptune.
The Luxor’s pyramid presents a different version of colossal, where internal hallways, Hyatt-like, look down on the action.
“The Year of the Snake” decorations enlivened the Mirage’s conservatory.
How about the elegant registration desk at Paris?
Let alone the glass ceiling:
A Parisian street offers a chance for a romantic evening stroll…
…while New York’s nightime glitz appears in Times Square and on Broadway.
But there’s also space for a quiet neighborhood, complete with fire escapes and window air conditioners.
Still — this “is” New York — there has to be something outrageous, like a jelly-bean Statue of Liberty.
The massive MGM Grand has one lion outside and another in the lobby.
More surprising was the collection of wildlife from the rainforest.
A wander through Las Vegas casinos offers a continually changing kaleidoscope of place and time. Soon you begin to expect the unexpected, even a restroom faucet complete with video ad.