Las Vegas by Night! Or maybe Italy? Paris?

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The Belagio and its well fed lake

After a long drive from Zion back to "Sin City" Las Vegas I drove straight to casino Circus Circus in order to enjoy the famous 'all you can eat' buffet. A tradition I had missed the day I arrived in Vegas due to my late arrival.

Circus Circus is not the oldest but, after recent closure / demolition of older casinos it can be considered one of the older ones. And for some reason I like those better than the polished new hotel palaces. Circus Circus was opened in 1968, just as a casino. A hotel tower was only added in 1974. Currently the casino is the only casino on the strip that features an RV park.

After being stuffed at the buffet I check into my hotel, just a Super 8 this time, since there was a convention in town, making the casino hotels very expensive all of a sudden.

This would be my last evening in Vegas.

Paris Casino Las Vegas
So despite the fact that it was late already I went out briefly to snap some night pictures of the strip. I focused mainly on The Bellagio en Paris. That was basically because I was waiting for the Bellagio's Dancing Fountain show, which would, at that time, never start that evening. What a pity! But the reflection of the Eifel Tower in The Bellagio's lake was nice too.

Nice to know:
- The Paris casino's Eifel tower was intended to be an exact copy of the famous building in France. That could, however, not be realized due to the proximity of McCarran Airport. Now it is an exact copy at 50% of the original tower.
- The lake of The Bellagio is fed by a local well that was once drilled for the golf course that existed at this site and belonged to the iconic (but now demolished) Dunes Casino

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The Belagio and its well fed lake
The Belagio and its well fed lake
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