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The Venetian in Las Vegas, Nevada

I’m on the road travelling all over the place. I’m glad to have a break to blog.

I was very excited because I wanted to share the photos I took when I was in Death Valley. Unfortunately, I just can’t URGH find the cord that connects my camera to the computer. So I can’t upload right now.


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Eye to the Telescope by KT Tunstall – Screw the critics! Other than Amazon.com, they failed to include this as one of the top albums. “Pop”-sounding it may be, it’s one full album of back-to-the-basic brilliant tracks. and hey, since that album and now, I can’t think of any other successful solo female guitarist we used to always have back in the day.

Here she is with False Alarm. I love the crescendo parts of the song.

SAW – Sick and grotesque. But you gotta admit, the puzzles, the moral dilemmas, and the great shock at the end. This movie is not the average type blood-splattering massacre movies.


In the meantime, after Death Valley, I went to Las Vegas.

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No worry. I didn’t do any splurging just like the last time I was there.Β I went there and was so strong not giving into temptations. I certainly learned my lesson well. πŸ˜‰ I was there with a mission which I most certainly did.Β A place I wished to see but didn’t go the last time we were here. I went and saw The Venetian. Having already been in Venice, I wanted to see the comparisons.

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Luckily,Β I took pictures with my cellphone, Samsung Note 3, when I was there.

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I am actually impressed! Surpisingly impressed. They did a great job reinventingΒ Venice, Italy. Especially the pictureΒ above here. That corner I remember so well when I was in Venice. I remember being at awe with it when I was in Venice. I was at awe again when I saw it in Vegas.

And you can get the same experience too …

10410859_10152983911193578_8928248183398238085_nΒ You can roam around The Venetian walking through small bridges over the canals, with shops and restaurants all over the place. And if you wish, you can ride the gondola as well.

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You can see San Marco and the Rialto Bridge at the front.

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Last Call… This is one is still from Nevada, but Amargosa Valley this time. Very close to Death Valley, CA. A mountain covered with clouds. Pretty cool.

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  1. You really are getting around! I have been to Vegas more times than I can count, but I’ve never taken such great photos. You really show how extraordinary it is. I loved seeing it through your lens. I just told my husband the other day that this spring I want to go back to Death Valley. It’s honestly one of my favorite places on earth. Not sure I can exactly state why, but it fascinates me. And it can be beautiful…so go find your power cord. πŸ™‚ I’d love to see your photos!

  2. Good morning, Rommel. Your Venice photos brings me back to the time I was in Vegas. I, too, was surprised and happy to see what I saw. I didn’t want to leave! Thanks for sharing. πŸ˜‰ Happy traveling. Helen

  3. Another spectacular post, Rommel. Every time I think your posts couldn’t possibly get any better, they do. πŸ™‚
    I absolutely love that fifth shot down of the water going under the bridge/building and the flowers in the window box above.

  4. There is something about Vegas that I love ~ and the Venetian I think just about covers it…a total escape πŸ™‚ Love the diversity with which you can post, from Death Valley to Vegas, I think those are two extremes… Wonderful photos, almost looks like you took a trip to Venice itself. Cheers!

  5. We stayed at the Venetian in Macau just after it opened, and it looks identical to the pics you have posted here. It was pretty empty when we were there, and we had the food courts, shopping areas, canals and mini-golf course completely to ourselves. It is impressive how they’re able to recreate these things around the world… just wish the goal wasn’t to lure gamblers in! While the hotel was empty, the casinos were completely full, and by morning, it was a sad, sad place. 😦

  6. You are becoming quite the traveler Rommel. I haven’t been to the Venetian in years so this was a nice visit through your eyes. I am looking forward to a Death Valley post. We are hoping to get there yet this winter. Merry Christmas to you Rommel and a joyful 2015! πŸ™‚

  7. Love your shots of Venice recreated, Rommel. Glad to learn you remained disciplined while visiting Vegas. πŸ™‚ Wherever travels find you, I hope you’re enjoying Christmas with special people and good times. Be merry!

  8. I don’t know that the Vegas glitz is for me but I have some friends travelling there next year, and if I can afford it I’d like to join them (mostly to see the Canyon). They do what they do extremely well though. Happy New Year, Rommel πŸ™‚

  9. Hi Rommel, thanks for stopping by. I haven’t heard from you for a long time! I like your new 2.0 look here. Your header picture is amazing, but so are your cell phone pics. I’ve been to both places, and I totally concur with your opinions. It’s wonderful to have dinner and watch the sun “set!” Take care and visit again soon! πŸ™‚

  10. Awesome shots! I found it’s so difficult to take picture in LV. I was there last summer for a reason, did not throw my money there. πŸ˜€ Enjoy your trip, Rommel!

  11. I miss Vegas even more now!!! Wow! I’m just catching up on your blog now and it looks like you were traveling everywhere within the last couple of weeks! Good for you!!! There’s nothing more fun than traveling and exploring! πŸ˜€

  12. Don’t know how I missed this! I enjoyed the Venetian also, and the singing musicians on the gondola when I visited Vegas in Oct. 2013. We stayed at the Paris and I went to Hoover Dam and Grand Canyon’s West Rim (posted on it). You’re quite an adventurer, Rommel!

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