Thursday, March 15, 2012
Wednesday, March 14, 2012
|Big Bird at the Vegas sign.|
|Pablo Picasso, 'Pitcher and Bowl with Fruit.'|
What's a nerdy, goody-two-shoes like myself to do in Sin City? I found some excellent pastimes that do not involve any of the seven deadly sins; in fact, I've found some good clean fun and intellectual stimulation just like a real cultural center! Who knew?
|Pablo Picasso, 'Woman' ceramic|
|Van Gogh, Mountains at St. Remy|
|Vincent Van Gogh|
Van Gogh has also visited 'The City That Never Sleeps,' at the now defunct Guggenheim and the very popular, and very open, Bellagio Museum of Fine Arts.
|Van Gogh, Fields at St. Remy|
|Rouen Cathedral in the evening, Monet|
|Rouen Cathedral in the morning, Monet|
|Bellagio Museum of Fine Arts|
|Monet in his Giverney garden @1920.|
The new Monet exhibit will be in Vegas til January 2013, 'Haystacks' and all.
|Great musical compilation!|
|The Fab Four and two birds (MzTeachuh and daughter.)|
Get back, JoJo!
|Lots of collectibles.|
Need something cool to read while you're cruising down the Strip? How about a unique store with comic books and on the edge toys? This is a little way from the Strip, but it is interesting and if you are a true nerd, you will enjoy the retro and hot- off-the-presses books and art.
|So many comics, so little time.|
You can be Forsaken Toys FB Friend, too. Every nerd's dream.
|Michael Jackson fans have a Man in the Mirror.|
I'm looking for 'Duck Tales' comic books. One of my first literary memories. If needed, I'll special order.
|Something for the mantelpiece?|
I'm going to hit the store tomorrow, and browse the comics.
Being a nerd, I am a Star Trek fan, and am also partial to Spiderman.
The production of 'Phantom of the Opera' in Vegas is also worth seeing. There's a dynamic chandelier, though it didn't seem the theatre enhanced the singer's voices.
|Cool corset; steampunk all the way.|
A cool steampunk experience in this town.
Every season the Conservatory at the Bellagio changes its display. Its sort of like a static Rose Parade display, but better. Serendipity comes seldom to me, but these displays always have something delightful; above the fact that floral displays are eternally marvelous. And this is free, just wear shoes and shirt, I'm guessing its required. It will be difficult, but I will just choose a few of my all time favorites. The flowers are always fresh and so fragrant and lovely. The creativity is invigorating. I love the pretty surprises.
|Fall: topiary horses, and working river mill.|
|Summer: Ferris wheel full of sunflowers, and greenhouse with butterflies|
|Winter: sometimes the penguins iceskate|
The Conservatory at the Bellagio actively engages all your senses--
- smells like a flourishing garden,
- sounds like a water massaging your hearing, with a variety of water features
- feels like 72 degrees on a spring day (I'm sure it is 72 degrees),
- looks like living Impressionist paintings we move through in three dimensions
- tastes like chocolate because Jean Phillippe's Chocolate and Pastries is just around the corner.
|Spring: working windmill, Dutch clogs with Tole painting, and 1000's of tulips|
This is my favorite of the Bellagio fountain dances (which is also free.) The Pink Panther--the water does undulate like a feline tail!
|The Bellagio Fountains--I am now convinced this is art|