Sunday, March 29, 2009

St. Patricks Cathedrial

Michelle & I attended Mass here tonight. It was beautiful inside, simply breathtaking. We lit candles at Mary, St.Joseph, St. Anthony, St. Micheal, & St. Theresa.

Sunday, March 8, 2009

NY, NY Casino/Hotel

Today we visited the New York, Ny Hotel/Casino. The entire front is suppose to resemble the NYC skyline. There is even a rollercoster that snakes through the complex. Out front is a scaled down version of the Brooklyn Bridge, while inside is full of lots of little side streets/alleys. Nicholas loved walking outside, as it was very nice today!

Fall of Atlantis at Ceasar's Palace

Fountain of Gods, Ceasar's Palace

See the skys are blue! This is in the center of the shops at Ceaser's. Wolfgang Puck's Spago is behind this.

Venetian Hotel

Venetian Hotel
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Inside the Venetian Hotel, where the shops are, is an Italian canal, where you can ride on a Gondola boat. The ceilings are painted to look like a blue sky, so it feels like daytime even in the middle of the night! It is just beautiful and NIck loved looking at everything. We spent an entire day here and there was so much to see!

Saturday, March 7, 2009

The Fiori di Como by Chahuly

I love Dale Chahuly! He is one of my all-favorite artists. The Bellagio hotel has several pieces of his, including this centerpiece exhibit that was commissioned in 1998 just for the hotel. It consists of 2,000 pieces and weighs 40,000 lbs.

"Steve Wynn started talking to me about the ceiling at the Bellagio long before construction even began. He wanted me to make a “spectacular” piece in the lobby of the hotel that would rival the aquarium at the Mirage, and generate more interest. Back in Seattle, we built the entire seventy-by-thirty-foot ceiling, full-scale, at my studio. The commission, as contracted, called for a whole new armature type and about a thousand new “flowers.” Steve visited several times, loved it, and wanted even more glass. Finally FIORI DI COMO was installed with over two thousand handblown glass elements.
— Chihuly "

FAO Schwartz Vegas

Originally uploaded by firebird68us
We stopped in the FAO Schwartz at Ceasar's Palace. There is a wooden Trojan horse that is three stories high, that you can go into! Nick loved this place, there were lots of pretty colorful things to see!

My Favorite Part of Vegas....Gelato!

Originally uploaded by VJ P
All of the shops and casinos have these wonderful cold cases where you can buy had made gelato. MMMmmmm! So far I have had Pistachio, Amaretto and Dulce de Leche. I think the amaretto was my fav. I did sample the Bannanas Foster, which was divine as well. Good thing they sell it in tiny little cups.