Thursday, April 1, 2010

A Visit to the Bellagio








Yesterday we went to the Bellagio Hotel Casino to see the conservatory and botanical gardens. Gorgeous! For spring, they have snails made of roses (Check out that beautiful snail!) ,bumble bees made of carnations (Carnations I tell you!), giant ant sculptures, mushrooms, frogs made of moss (Yes, beautiful, soft green moss!), tulips, sculpted olive trees and water splashing through the air. If you come to Las Vegas, be sure to see it. They change it for each season. The rest of the hotel is beautiful, too. One area has a handblown Italian glass ceiling. Another celebration of spring has beautiful unbrellas hanging from the ceiling. There is no charge for admission and the garden is open 24 hours a day.

4 comments:

AutumnLeaves said...

What a beautiful place the Bellagio is! I've had to go to Vegas twice for work (gaming industry jobs and audits) and the Bellagio was a pretty new hotel the first time I went down. Wish I'd gone in to see it! (Though it has been years since I've been there; I'm not a gambler! LOL) That photo with the mushrooms...What a gorgeous painting that would make, my dear Candy!! How is your time with your mom going?

Deb Harvey said...

So BEAUTIFUL!!! We went to see the gardens and art at the Bellagio several years ago. It's just amazing. Thank you for sharing with us. Flowers always make me smile!

Have a wonderful Easter Weekend!
Deb

perugina said...

I leave a comment here Candy as i have always wanted to visit Vegas if ever i get there. These photos of the Bellagio are amazing.. must be something to see IRL!
Thank you for you support on my blog, i really appreciate your feedback.
Take care and look forward to seeing you again.
perugina

Candy said...

Sherry, when you come back, you must go to the Bellagio just for the flowers and the Italian hand-blown glass ceiling. You'll want to move into the hotel.

Deb, I'm glad you've seen it. It is truly magnificent. I'l like to have a job just putting together the floral pieces. The flowers on the ground are in very tiny pots, but I have no idea how they do the floral sculptures. Are they planted in something? They must be. I don't think they'd appreciate it if I jumped in and started examining things.

Perugina, thank you for stopping by. I hope you will be posting some new work soon. Your blog is lovely. The Bellagio is amazing. If you make a trip to Las Vegas, you must see it.