Friday, April 29, 2011

Bellagio Glass Garden (Las Vegas, USA)


Over 2000 glass flowers dominate the lobby ceiling of the Italianate-styled Bellagio Hotel in the ritzy excesses of Las Vegas. In the midst of the Las Vegas strip, this towering hotel features a restaurant with eleven Picasso paintings, a permanent Cirque du Soleil show and a nightly show of dancing fountains to music all funded by slot machines and gaming tables as far as the eye can see.

Whatever your impressions of Las Vegas, it is well worth a wander in the Las Vegas lobby to marvel at the superb and colourful glass-blown ceiling (titled Fiori di Como), designed by American sculptor Dale Chihuly. And check out the neighbouring internal botanical gardens with resplendent blooms, ponds, bridges and oversized artistic insects.

12 comments:

Sherry Ott said...

One of my favorite Lobbies! A friend just told me there is a Chihuly exhibit going on in Boston right now - it looks equally amazing...and tons more exhibits! Wish I could get there.

South India Tour Packages said...

its simply amazing, such a creative work it is. Thanks for the pics

MUJI. L said...

Hello! Nice travel blog you got here :)
I am going to Malaysia this June for some real food hunt!The glass painting is beautiful...I would like to go Vegas again.
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Mark H said...

@sherry: I'd love to see more of Chihuly's work.

@south india: In a city where hotels try outdo one another, this ceiling must take some topping.

Adie Andrews said...

This is really amazing I never know that there is such a beauty existing in Bellagio :) Really unique creation.

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cabin rental luray va said...

Nice, when i was in Virginia I also saw such lobbies on many spots and still remember that journey.

Mark H said...

@cabin Rental: Wow, I'm impressed that Virginia has such stunning works in its lobbies too. Must check that out.

Prerna said...

Visited this place last month and it was simply amazing. Just do not have any words to say about its beauty.

Mark H said...

@prerna: I couldn't agree more. Even in the indulgent excesses of Las Vegas, the Bellagio ceiling stands out as visually stunning and superbly artistic.

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Mark H said...

@kiev apartment: Welcome aboard.

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