The Fountains of Bellagio, Las Vegas

Bellagio Fountains

Bellagio Fountains, Las Vegas

The fountains in the front of the Bellagio Hotel in Las Vegas are world famous.  Every 30 minutes or so (I can’t remember) the water shoots up, jives and jiggles to the beats of a song.  During our visit to Dubai we noticed that the fountains in front of the Burj Khalifa display a similar show – I guess “imitation is the finest form of flattery”.  These photos were taken without a tripod, hence the somewhat blurry background.

Cities, USA

Paris in Vegas



The Paris Hotel and Casino with its replica Eiffel Tower is another themed resort in Las Vegas.  Interesting tidbit: The replica of the Eiffel Tower is half the size of the real Eiffel Tower but only because the Las Vegas airport is in the vicinity.  The original plan was to build a full-sized replica.

Cities, USA

Las Vegas From Above

Las Vegas Skyline at Night, The Fountains of Bellagio

Las Vegas Skyline at night

Las Vegas Skyline at Night 2

Taken from the Paris Hotel in Las Vegas, these photos show off the lights of the Las Vegas strip.  The challenge with these photographs was the fence through which I had to shove my camera lens to take these images.  It was difficult, if not impossible, to get the angles I wanted. However, I am quite happy with the results.  Next time I would like to take some shots from the Stratosphere Hotel which would give me a bit more of the whole strip.

Cities, Germany

Old Cologne (Germany)

Cologne (Koln) is one of the largest cities in Germany.  Although much of it was destroyed in WWII, it still has much old charm and history left.  The Cologne Cathedral is an enormous structure and one of biggest ones I have ever seen.  A visit to Germany must include a visit to this city……