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    Monte Carlo Hidden Statues

    by Yaqui Updated Jun 24, 2014

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    I think these wonderful statues get overlooked because they sit back from strip and not too many people venture inward to see them. There are about either 5 or 6 statues located with enclaves and a very impressive fountain that is the centerpiece on the strip in front of Monte Carlo Casino and Hotel.

    This was sculpted by artist Stuart Land who has done beautiful work for many of the mega hotels in Las Vegas. He used some of my photo's in his website.

    Monte Carlo Resort & Casino
    3770 Las Vegas Blvd. South, Las Vegas, NV 89109

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    The Bridge of Sighs~Venetian

    by Yaqui Written Feb 16, 2013

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    I am not sure if anyone has really notice this hidden fasade along the front of the Venetian Hotel & Casino. It's called the "The Bridge of Sighs". Duplicated after the real one in Venice Italy that was used to connect Doge's Palace to the Prigioni (Prisons) located on the other side and it was built in 1600.

    The Venetian Resort Hotel
    3355 S Las Vegas Blvd
    Las Vegas, NV 89109

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    The Rialto Bridge ~Venetian

    by Yaqui Written Feb 16, 2013

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    This replica is located in front of the Venetian Hotel & Casino. Called The Rialto Bridge, the original is located in Venice Italy and it spans the Grand Canal in Venice. Built in 1181, it had many misfortunes. It burnt in the revolt led by Bajamonte Tiepolo in 1310 and collapsed in 1524. It was rebuilt and designed by Antonio da Pont in 1591.

    This one is used for pedestrian access to the hotel and to Madame Tussauds wax museum. It is also the gateway and entrance of the front desk check in area.

    The Venetian Resort Hotel Casino
    3355 Las Vegas Blvd. South
    Las Vegas, NV 89109

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    Crazy Girls Monument~Riveria Hotel Casino

    by Yaqui Updated Feb 16, 2013

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    Located in front of the Rivera Hotel & Casino is The Crazy Girls Monument created by artist Michael Conine. Dedicated on May 13th 1997 to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the "THE CRAZY GIRLS" show. As you can tell, the butts are being rubbed a lot for good luck....lol!

    Riveria Hotel & Casino
    2901 Las Vegas Boulevard South
    Las Vegas, NV 89109

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    Pinball of Hall of Fame

    by Yaqui Written Feb 16, 2013

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    Located in the Mardi Gras entertainment Complex right off the Las Vegas Strip in the Riveria Hotel Casino is array of 1960's era pinball machines. What is very unique about this is you can actually play on them. They are not just for looks.

    Riveria Hotel & Casino
    2901 Las Vegas Boulevard South
    Las Vegas, NV 89109

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    Atrium and Gardens ~Palazzo

    by Yaqui Updated Feb 16, 2013

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    Next to the two story waterfall located in the Palazzo is a beautiful fountain and pool, which is thru the casino at the entrance of the canal shops. They also decorate this area according to the seasons. Christmas and Spring is especially beautiful.

    The Palazzo Resort Hotel Casino
    3325 Las Vegas Blvd. South
    Las Vegas, NV 89109

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    The Waterfall ~Palazzo

    by Yaqui Written Feb 16, 2013

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    This is one of Vegases most beautiful spots. The two story waterfall located in the Palazzo atrium. It is located thru the casino at the entrance of the canal shops. It is one of our favorites. They also decorate this area according to the seasons.

    The Palazzo Resort Hotel Casino
    3325 Las Vegas Blvd. South
    Las Vegas, NV 89109

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    Maria ~ by E. Jones at Cosmopolitan

    by Yaqui Written Feb 16, 2013

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    Located down in the Confernce Center floor is so wonderful piece of art. This one is by E.Jone called Maria.

    The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas
    3708 Las Vegas Boulevard South
    Las Vegas, NV 89109

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    Electric Yandara ~ by Carolyn Castano

    by Yaqui Written Feb 16, 2013

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    Located in Cosmopolitan Hotel are many piece of beautiful art. Located in the Conference floor is where you will see many various piece of art. This is by Carolyn Castano

    3708 Las Vegas Boulevard South, Las Vegas, NV.

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    Earth Warriors Sculptors~The Cosmopolitan

    by Yaqui Updated Mar 2, 2012

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    Located on second level near the convention area or group meeting spaces are these wonderful sculptures by Sculptor Cheryl Ekstrom. They are very tall and made out of stainless steel and bronze. They are called "Earth Warriors" that represent the five Chinese Elements of earth, fire, metal, water, and wood. My family thought they are wonderful.

    The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas
    3708 Las Vegas Boulevard South
    Las Vegas, NV 89109

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    Aphrodite~

    by Yaqui Updated Mar 2, 2012

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    Caesars Palace has so many wonderful statues located in so many courtyards, fountains, nitches, entry ways and exits. Decorating the drive-up entrance are some beautiful replicas of famous replicas of Greek Statues.

    Aphrodite~ Greek goddess of love, beauty, pleasure, and procreation.

    3570 Las Vegas Boulevard South
    Las Vegas, NV 89109

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    Bacchus~

    by Yaqui Updated Mar 2, 2012

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    Caesars Palace has so many wonderful statues located in so many courtyards, fountains, nitches, entry ways and exits. Decorating the drive-up entrance are some beautiful replicas of famous replicas of Greek Statues.

    Bacchus~ God of Wine and Revelry by Michelangelo 15th Century Museo Nationale Del Bargello Florence Italy.

    3570 Las Vegas Boulevard South
    Las Vegas, NV 89109

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    Gaius Julius Caesar Octavianus #2~

    by Yaqui Updated Dec 25, 2011

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    27 B. C. - 14 A. D.
    Gaius Julius Caesar Octavianus
    "Octavian"

    This replica graces the front lobby and lots of people are taking photographs of him.

    27 years before Jesus Christ was born, the Senate of Rome bestowed upon Octavian the title Augustus. Augustus became the first "Emperor", which comes from the military title imperator. In actuality he became no more than first senator, yet he skillfully combined within himself all the powers of consul, tribune, and other offices.

    Augustus controlled the strongest military provinces and brought a great Roman peace (Pox Romana) which extended all the way to the Danube River and the Black Sea.
    Augustus was the greatest Emperor in all of Roman history, and the title "Father of his country" since he transformed Rome "from a city of brick into a city of marble."

    Augustus was very religious, as celebrated in the famous Altar of Peace in the city of Rome. He restored as many as 80 temples, he attempted to regulate morals, and he even banished his own daughter Julia for her immorality. He encouraged marriage and childbearing and he even used legislation to do so. In fact according to his census records the number of Roman citizens grew from 4,000,000 in eight BC to 5,000,000 in 14 A.D.

    It was during this time of great peace in the reign of Augustus that Jesus Christ was born in Bethlehem. He would have been born in Nazareth, the home of his parents Joseph and Mary, had it not been for the census ordered by Augustus, requiring all adults to register at their ancestral home towns. The original is at Augustus of Prima Porta, statue of the emperor Augustus in Museo Chiaramonti, Vatican, Rome.

    Caesars Palace
    3570 Las Vegas Boulevard South
    Las Vegas, NV 89109

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    Venus De Medici~Goddess of Love and Beauty

    by Yaqui Updated Oct 15, 2011

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    Caesars Palace has so many wonderful statues located in so many courtyards, fountains, nitches, entry ways and exits. Decorating the drive-up entrance are some beautiful replicas of Venus, Michael, and Hebe. There are three more to the right of entrance, but I did not photograph those. I will next time:)

    Venus~ Goddess of Love and Beauty by Cleomenes 100 B.C. Callerta Uffizi Florence, Italy

    3570 Las Vegas Boulevard South
    Las Vegas, NV 89109

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    David~

    by Yaqui Written Oct 15, 2011

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    Caesars Palace has so many wonderful statues located in so many courtyards, fountains, nitches, entry ways and exits. Decorating the drive-up entrance are some beautiful replicas of Venus, Michael, and Hebe. There are three more to the right of entrance, but I did not photograph those. I will next time:)

    David~ By Michelangelo 16th Century Galleria, Dell Academia, Florence, Italy.

    3570 Las Vegas Boulevard South
    Las Vegas, NV 89109

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