If you cannot afford to vacation at Venice, Italy, you can find a condensed virtual version at Las Vegas, USA, complete with a gondola ride and Americanized milieu.
The stodgy white facade is a double of Doge's Palace, a gothic palace built around 12th century. Doge means: “The elected chief magistrate of the former republics of Venice and Genoa.” The last doge was in 1789.
Although a virtual Venice may seem cheap, but the money went into this place ain't meager. Look at the Gothic sculptures on the buildings.
Of the mega-resorts with a facade lined up left and right on Las Vegas boulevard, they are all made with meticulousness, not cheap imitations. (the possible exception is Excalibur (which might be excusable since it attracts the young or the young attracts it.))
When you take a close up of these elaborate building decors, you'll find that you can examine with care and they are still fine.
One may think that the reliefs on the top of pillar are all identical, as to facilitate reproduction, or reduce the work necessary on replicas, but no. To my surprise, the sculptures on the pillars have 2 or 3 varieties. I'm certain Las Vegas mega corporations don't give a shit about art, but they certainly haven't been cheap, we talking about tourist's money.blog comments powered by Disqus