Thursday, January 12, 2012

TP Thursday: Winter in Venice. . .er, . . .Vegas

It’s a city that has Paris’s Eiffel Tower and Rome’s Trevi Fountain, (or close replicas anyway), so it seemed normal for this adult Disneyland-of-a-city to also have “Winter in Venice” last week at, where else? The Venetian Resort and Casino.

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The event which was winding down the first week of January drew crowds to the Christmas tree, especially for the nighttime light shows.

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And of course, you can’t have Venice without gondoliers singing and steering their boats past the ice rink. (Make that fake ice, but hey, it worked and we are talking Vegas. . .)

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It was a Carnivale type atmosphere with skaters twirling to Christmas tunes and street performers posing for photos.

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Snowflakes on the building  helped remind us that this was a ‘winter fest’ – temperatures were in the high 60’s F -  an unseasonably warm week, the weatherman said. (Last year it was in the 30’s for daytime temperatures and it snowed during our early January visit).

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Note:  It is TP Thursday so head on over to Budget Travelers Sandbox for more photos from around the world.

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