Design Surprises Delight Those Who “Look Up” in Las Vegas
What do the Sistine Chapel and Las Vegas have in common? Well, if you want to see the good stuff at either place, you’re going to have to stop walking (recommended if you don’t want to crash into other people,) throw your head back and look up.
While much is made of the crazy colorful carpeting found in casinos all around the country — and rightfully so – you also need to look UP as well as down to see some of the more remarkable design elements scattered throughout favorite casinos. Nowhere is this truer than in Las Vegas where over-the-top design is simply commonplace and excess is the norm rather than the exception. But hey, this is why we love the place!
This post is the first in what will be an on-going series I’m calling “Las Vegas Look Up” where you’ll find examples of engaging architectural elements in casinos on and around The Strip. Most are beautiful, some are interesting and others are just plain odd in a “How did that get there?” kind of way.
And while it gives me a chance to showcase some of the cool photos from my collection, I would love to feature photos from our readers. If you have any great shots you would like to see published here, please email me the pic along with the details (what, where, when) and you may find your photo featured in a future “Las Vegas Look Up” post.
Today’s photo: This flower-strewn ceiling mural is located at The Bellagio in the hallway next to the Conservatory and Botanical Gardens. The warm peach background is a perfect foil for the contrasting bunches of colorful pink peonies, blue hydrangea and other spring blossoms.
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