Friday, August 2, 2019

Las Vegas Weekend

It's around 70°F (21°C) at home and we hear that it's gong to be 110°F (43°C) in Las Vegas over the weekend, so we go.  We take a morning walk from Caesar's Palace on the Strip to Old Town, about 4 miles (6.4 km) and see a lot of new outside artwork on the way.  Old Town is the historic center of Las Vegas and the original gambling district.  It has been revitalized and is a great place to visit.

 Art on the way to Old Town

 Walking up Fremont Street in Old Town, it's too early for the crowds, but the sights are great.

 Fremont Street

Leaving Old Town for the hour and a half walk back, we see that the streets through the Arts District are filled with paintings on the walls of the buildings (the the tower of the Stratosphere Casino, Hotel, and Tower looms in the background).

 Arts District

On reaching the Strip, we pass through the Bellagio Casino to see what is on display in their center court and find a tribute to the Palio di Siena, a horserace that is held twice a year in Siena Italy, where riders ride bareback dressed in colors representing the contrade or neighborhoods into which the city is divided.

Palio di Siena tribute at Bellagio

Bellagio's front desk is also decorated to complement the theme of the Palio.

 Bellagio front desk

To reward ourselves, we cross the street to Gordon Ramsay's Fish and Chips for a great lunch, accompanying each box of fish and chips with two sauces:  siriacha aoli and tartar sauce.

Fish and Chips

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