Friday, July 8, 2011

Elegance personified

Las Vegas known as the "sin city"with the exuberant number of sinful activities for the adults which includes gambling at the casinos,clubs ,gratifying indulgence in drinks ,sex and partying is not just limited to that and has a different perspective too.Vegas which was once an isolated desert with nothing around ,was coined a "city"only in 1911.The city was horded with a lot of tourists oriented towards the casinos and night life with the emergence of many resorts .The mega resort era started around 1989 with the first large resort "Mirage"and consequently many other like the Excalibur,MGM grand,Venetian ,Wynn,Bellagio ,encore and recently the cosmopolitan.There is no shortage for jobs  in Las Vegas with a lot of entertainment shows being held in each of the resorts and a lot of opportunities for the performers and talents which includes the gymnastics,acrobats and dancers.The casinos are always crowded with the waitress and the bargirls and club dancers.The streets are predominantly occupied with the"escorts "distributing the pamphlets and small ads for the porn girls and the sex workers.This city was the only city which was not impacted by the recession in the late 2000!
         Vegas is famous for it's night life and people say that"what you do in Lasvegas remains in Las Vegas";the meaning you can imply it whichever way:))There is a misconception associated with the vegas city that it is not meant for the kids or the family people .The sights during the night apart from the bikini girls and the sensuous waitresses, dancers and naked picture  hoardings ,includes the  extravagant decors and interiors in the resorts lit up with the sparkling lights.There are a lot of activities for the kids and family which includes the amusement parks inside the hotels,entertainment shows for age groups 6 to 60 (magic shows ,acrobatics,musical shows,fountain show at Bellagio,etc).Each hotel here has been planned and constructed with a specific theme and follows a pattern usually ,which suits the names of the hotel.For ex:The Venetian has exteriors and interiors based on Italy,The Excalibur based on Disney castle theme ,New york newyork based on the city of New york with the statue of Liberty and Brooklyn bridge,The Paris Paris based on Eiffel Tower,The Luxor based on Egyptian theme and Mgm Grand based on the tropical rain forest and the lion ,so on...The interiors in each of the hotel is stupendous with one surpassing the other.The casinos ,the lighting ,chandeliers ,the sculptures , paintings ,interior decor and every nuke and corner is emphasised for perfection with a astonishing element added to it.The main city just extends into 4 and half miles through the street called"strip" and that small portion with all the hotels and resorts  steals the show which no other city can offer you in it's elegance and luxury!It's amazing that once a desert and isolated small town has now turned into a hot tourist attraction.

I have some of the pictures here:

a crystal chanedelier 45 foot extending 3 floors

caeser's palace ceiling

(Venice theme)

Venetian(italian style painting)

Umbrella flower shaped lamps

Flower themed lamps hanging form the ceiling at Bellagio

Wynn hotel

Fremont street las vegas

Elegant sculptures in a hotel

Paris Paris

Excalibur (disney theme)



thanks for sharing all these colorful fotos of Las Vegas here....what i know only abut it that, this "sin city" is always known for all the wrong reasons only.

Alka Gurha said...

Not been there but your pics tell me that you had lots of fun.

rama said...

Beautiful pictures and very good write up. But why no clear pictures of you?
Please put, I am sure you must taken some good ones of yourself too.

NRIGirl said...

Beautiful! The pictures and the story. Good job on both and thank you!

raji said...

Hi Irfaan actually even though I had researched a little ,I was apprehensive about taking my kid there,but it really isn't tht bad !It totally dpends on us to chose the activities we want to do.:)

raji said...

@Alka ..yes it was fun and very tiring too because of the heat .(110deg F)

raji said...

@Rama will share the picasa link.:)

@nri thanks :))

Sorcerer said...

wonderful snaps! and equally wonderful write up!

Rachna said...

I love Vegas. The beautiful lights of the city come up when you drive into the city. The casinos are extraordinary, and I remember this ceiling at Bellagio and the lovely water fountain outside Bellagio. I had been there in 2001 and the memories still seem so fresh. Thanks for refreshing those memories for me :).

Rachna said...

Hey and the people drive so chaotic, almost reminded me of India :). Is that the same still? And, it was damn hot when I had visited.

raji said...

@sorcerer thanks

@rachna yes absolutely..the same ..driving definetely is so rash there and flooded with people .newyork and las vegas are 2 cities over crowded and reminds of mumbai .Yes the Bellagio was beautiful and we enjoyed the fountain show.

chitra said...

Pics are awesome. Seems you had loads of fun.

Bikramjit said...

I so want to go there .. I have heard a lot about this Las vegas ..

wow beautiful pictures .. next time take me with you :)
I promise not to throw tantrums :)


Onkar said...

Beautiful pictures and very informative write-up

Vijay Menon said...

wow that just makes me want to visit there some time.
Good post and yeah not to forget the pics too.
Thanks for sharing..


....Petty Witter said...

A fascinating post, I had no idea that it wasn't until 1911 that Las Vegas gained city status.

raji said...

@chitra thanks a lot
@bikram yup i could ..and antrums that too not being thrown in sin city !That's a question mark:))

@onkar ,vijay and petty thank u

A said...

Never been to Vegas. May be one of these days ....