Here I am in Las Vegas, and I haven’t even wanted to gamble. Well, ok… I lost $5.00 on slot machines, but forget Blackjack. I’ve been busy! Today, Dh had to do business at the Surfaces floorcovering market, so I spent a most wonderful day at the Venetian. There are so many things to do there, all in the ambience of Venice and its canals.
First came a gondola ride. Kind of reminiscent of “Pirates of the Caribbean.” Hehe… You ride very gently through the blue canals past the Venetian shops. Your gondalier sings in Italian and people wave and watch as you drift by.
The Living Statues entertain in the Piazza San Marco. A guy comes out in white with white face paint. He looks exactly like a marble statue and stands in a pose. The only way you can tell he’s alive is to watch his eyes. It’s fascinating. And peoples’ reactions are equally fun to watch. They go by and do double takes as they realize he’s alive.
Then on to Sephora — everything in makeup and perfume you’d ever want to try or buy. They even had Bare Minerals!
A hot fudge / raspberry sundae at Ghirardelli’s gave me energy to continue.
The Guggenheim Hermitage Museum is currently offering “Robert Mapplethorpe and the Classical Tradition.” He took art from the 15th and 16th centuries, and copied the poses in modern nude photographs. The exhibit also showed a few of his BDSM pics, but it was mostly art in the classical tradition. Very classy and interesting. That’s probably the thing I love most about traveling — fresh ideas!
Time to relax and sit dreaming outside in the beautiful, warm weather (so different from Nebraska’s cold and snow!), watching gondolas go by in the blue canal, listening to music from “Phantom of the Opera” (which they play since it’s showing in their theater right now), watching an adorable young couple having their wedding photos taken on the Piazza, and people-watching.
I know, I know — I’m spoiled rotten to the core. But I love Las Vegas!