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    The Griffin

    by Yaqui Written Jan 3, 2009

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    The griffin is a legendary creature with the body of a lion and the head and often wings of an eagle. As the lion was traditionally considered the king of the beasts and the eagle the king of the birds, the griffin was thought to be an especially powerful and majestic creature. Griffins are normally known for guarding treasure. In antiquity it was a symbol of divine power and a guardian of the divine.

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

    This one graces the Appian Way Shops...it is huge. We noticed while ascending the escalator that the top of it is all nicked up from people throwing coins on it.

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    Bellagio Crystal Art & Paintings - Free

    by Yaqui Written Mar 22, 2009

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    We love to explore and explore we did. When we enjoyed the gardens we decided to stroll along to see what else we can discover. As you can see we found some really lovely art pieces during a stroll heading towards the wedding chapel which is towards the ballrooms or convention area. Just fallow the signs towards the chapel. They have on display some really beautiful replicas I am sure of some original art pieced. Take some time to enjoy them. I know we did and my family loved exploring the convention area.

    Bellagio
    3600 Las Vegas Blvd. South.
    Las Vegas, NV 89109

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    Augustus #1

    by Yaqui Updated Jan 2, 2011

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

    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.

    Now a replica graces in front of Cesars Place between the traffic lights and one statue graces the front lobby.

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

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    Funny Penguins!!

    by Stasigrace Written Jul 17, 2003

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    I had visited Vegas several times before I learned there are penguins living at the Flamingo Hilton.

    They are WAY in the back of the casino (by the restaurants--follow signs). You can go outside and be really close to them.

    I am a penguin freak and can sit there for hours. What a treat!

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    M & M WORLD..... a Nice Rest Stop - See the Movie!

    by Koala_D Written Jul 15, 2003

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    MGM Grand

    This isn't far from the MGM Grand... just look for the giant Coke bottle, and it's next door. I thought the Coca-Cola place was quite boring! My (adult) daughter insisted I visit M&M World... which I did, grudgingly. What a pleasant surprise! I recommend it as a nice rest stop for all ages. The two things I liked best were (1) The wall of M&Ms. Enormous tubes line one wall with every color M&M you could possibly think of. Colors include black, orange, about 10 shades each of blues- purples- reds- greens, grey ... you name it... like a Crayola box! These are for sale... colors you won't find at home. Great take-home gift, too! (2) Upstairs you will find the movie house. A nice place to sit for a few minutes, and there's free M&Ms afterwards. During my visit the movie featured the Red M&M ... he lost his "M" in Vegas! The movie was 3-D and very cute! Also has lots of surprises for you!

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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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    Madame Tussaud's Celebrity Encounter

    by Sharrie Written Feb 25, 2003

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    MADAME TUSSAUD'S CELEBRITY ENCOUNTER at The Venetian: There's about 100 displays of superstars from TV, flim & sports in this wax showcase from the creators of London's world-famous wax museum. The displays include artistes like Brad Pitt, Jodie Foster, Mel Gibson, Nicholas Cage & Pavarotti. All are life size displays & quite interesting. However, if you have visited Madame Tussaud's in London & are not that fond of film stars, then give this a miss!

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    Frank Stella "Damascus Gate Variation I"

    by Yaqui Written Sep 22, 2011

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    This art hangs behind the reception desk at Vdara. It was created in 1969 by Frank Stella and it is named for the ancient circular Islamic city in Asia Minor. It features a design of interlaced semicircles made of luminous colors of blue, red, orange yellow and white alkyd resin on an 8-foot-high, 32-foot-long canvas. It is pretty impressive.

    Vdara Hotel & Spa

    2600 W. Harmon Avenue
Las Vegas, NV 89158

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    Peter Wegner “Day for Night, Night for Day”

    by Yaqui Written Sep 23, 2011

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    This wonderful piece of art is located in Vdara lobby near the elevators. It consist of Colored paper, die cut and suspended from steel compression frame, West wall – 34 x 10 feet, East wall – 45 x 10 feet.

    Vdara Hotel & Spa

    2600 W. Harmon Avenue
Las Vegas, NV 89158

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    Robert Rauschenberg~“Lucky Dream”

    by Yaqui Written Sep 23, 2011

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    This hangs in the lobby of Vdara and is a creation of artist Robert Raushenberg. Called Lucky Dream, consist of Vegetable dye transfer on polylaminate, 8.5 x 14 feet. “Lucky Dream” features found images such as a trophy, Asian cranes and tigers and the Sistine Chapel. You have to see it in person to appreciate at.

    Vdara Hotel & Spa

    2600 W. Harmon Avenue
Las Vegas, NV 89158

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    Jun Kaneko at the Aria

    by Yaqui Written Sep 23, 2011

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    If your like me and love to explore. You should explore the Aria, because tucked in various coves or corners are pieces of some very lovely art. Jun Kaneko created these lovely pieces that look like stone.

    3730 Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas Nv 89158

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    Value Casino...The Boardwalk

    by LakeFever Written Nov 26, 2005

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    Walk anywhere with your drinks..this could be 6 in
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    The Boardwalk Casino is one of those time and place moments. We seemed to have a great time there and it was only a 10 minute walk from the MGM Grand. This casino is actualy scheduled to close this winter but there are others like it around...you just have to look....the goal was clear in our minds...drinks flowing, cheap gambling and preferably a place where we could win or break even...
    We sat down right away at a $2 minimum roulette table, 50 cent chips....off the bat we were a bit down($60ea) but soon enough we battled back and three of us had $150 ea in front....turned out to be the begining of a great relationship with the Boardwalk Casino - Marcus, Corporate Mike and Me...cudos- John and Angie for the one all nighter!!
    Over the course of the following three days we gambled exclusivly at this casino.
    By our standards the casino did us no wrong...again...a time and place momnent...it was what it was.

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    See a real life nugget (and a big one)

    by ricknkat Written Feb 25, 2003

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    The nugget itself (and a belt buckle)

    Golden Nugget Hotel- 129 E. Fremont St. This is one of the swank, old-school casinos downtown and is worth a visit (while you wait for the next Fremont Experience show) to see the biggest damn hunk of actual gold you'll ever see in your life.

    'Discovered October 1980 near Wedderburn, Victoria, Australia, this magnificent gold nugget, named the Hand of Faith, is the largest on public display in the world, was discovered, using a metal detector, lying six inches below the surface in a vertical position. It weighs a massive 875 troy ounces (61 pounds, 11 ounces average).'

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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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    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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