Architecture Du Jour

Blowhard, Esq. writes:


The ceiling of the Venetian casino in Las Vegas, photo by me.

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About Blowhard, Esq.

Amateur, dilettante, wannabe.
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5 Responses to Architecture Du Jour

  1. j3morecharacters says:

    Trompe l’oeil egg yolks.


  2. Sir Barken Hyena says:

    Are those real paintings or digital prints wallpapered on? Any idea?


  3. agnostic says:

    The Venetian is the last of the casino-hotels that brought something exotic and crowd-pleasing to the Strip. An outlier from the last 20 years, really, when the trend has been away from spectacle and toward urban sophistication, cosmopolitan status-striving, and bling-bling. (Like how they gutted most of the Ancient Egyptian stuff inside the Luxor and turned it into generic Mid-century modern revival.)

    Just about all the casinos have an ’80s soundtrack going (gotta keep people’s energy level going!), but it’s more New Wave-y and synth-poppy at the Venetian. Perfect match for the carnivalesque atmosphere.

    The influence spreads next door to the Palazzo, which being even newer should have been like the other Sex and the City creations of the 21st century. But it had to harmonize with the Venetian, so it wound up pretty cool.


  4. j3morecharacters says:

    Obvious digital prints. Cupids usually hold cute little bows, but not here. I cant make out what the reclining lady is doing – where is her second leg? Why couldnt they fake something better?


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