Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Venetian is more than just poker

The Venetian is my co-pick as the most beautiful casino (along with the Wynn/Encore). It's well-known for it's deep-stack poker tournaments, but is also be recognized for its beauty.

The Palazzo is part of the Venetian complex.

You can read what Wikipedia says about the Venetian here.

Venice, Italy, has many canals. The Venetian attempts to duplicate that:

Gondolas are flat-bottomed boats well-suited to the canals in Venice. Now they are used mainly for romantic sight-seeing.

Did you know there is also a Venetian in Macao? It is (currently) the largest casino in the world at 550,000 sq ft (51,000 sq meters).

There are many statues and fountains that are lovely.

I walked north, then looked back at part of the Venetian peeking over the Sands Convention Center.

If you go inside the Venetian, and take the escalators up one floor, you can get a close-up view of some exquisite artwork.

Tomorrow: Three collages of random photos.


  1. Not sure whether to compliment you on the nice angles and framing or...

    On the fact that you were sober enough to avoid the blurred shots that seem a blogger standby.


  2. I have to agree with the Venetian being such a truly wonderous visual site. Great Photos AGAIN!!!

  3. Never a blurry shot from MOJO. Wonderful.

  4. MOJO,
    Very offthread. Feel free to delete this, but I do not know your email.


    This will get you to a series of pics I took yesterday at the University of Minnesota Landscape Arboretum. 1. go to the link. 2. click on the album 3. click on the first pic. 4. click on full screen. 5. thereafter, click the right arrow to see the next pic.

  5. Thx for the comments. All but the one that includes the Sand Conv Ctr were taken with my point-and-shoot which does great in good lighting.

    I'm thinking about trying shooting fireworks Saturday.

    @Crash: dave (dot) memphismojo (at) gmail (dot) com

  6. Very nice! Would love to see the V in person. We didn't go there during our brief visit a few yrs ago.