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What to Photograph in Las Vegas
Las Vegas might be known worldwide as a gambling and entertainment city but there is definitely more you can do there. The city is full of attractions that you might need a whole week to explore it.
For hobby photographers, this article will guide you what to look and capture in the city of sins.
The City's Panorama
There is one place perfect to get a good overview of the city and that is the Stratosphere Tower. You will have to pay to get to the top but it's definitely worth it. The sweeping view of the city from the top is overwhelming, and getting even more impressive during the night. You'll have a great photo opportunity too of the famous Las Vegas Strip, having a bird's eye view of the strip hotels. Alternatively, you can climb up the Eiffel Tower at Paris Hotel for a great panorama too.
Hotels in Las Vegas are known for their size, extravagant style and luxurious interiors. It is a great idea to take some shots of these hotels from Wynn, The Venetian, Caesar's Palace, Paris Hotel to the Bellagio. If you're impressed with the exterior then hold your breath for the inside.
GARDENS OF VEGAS
Roman Garden - This beautiful roman-themed garden in front of the Caesar's Palace is a great subject for photography. With its statues and magnificent fountains, the place is worth capturing.
Botanical Garden - Looking for exotic flowers and plants in Las Vegas? Bellagio Hotel has a conservatory and botanical gardens which display an array of plants and flowers that highlight every season.
Secret Garden - Siegfried and Roy's secret garden at the Mirage is a home to some rare animals like the white tigers and lions.
Make your cameras ready for these following attractions...
The Venetian Grand Canal - At the hotel's front yard is a copy of the original Grand Canal of Venice where interested visitors can ride a gondola.
The Forum Shops - The building's entrance is inspired by the ancient gates of the Roman Forum. As you turn right from the entrance, you'll find a copy of the Trevi Fountain. The interior is gorgeous too, it has a fountain just as you enter inside and a beautiful painted ceiling with ornate pillars everywhere.
The Bellagio Fountains - Probably the most famous attraction in Las vegas. These giant fountains dance choreographically with the music being played.
The Eiffel Tower - Just like in Paris, the tower attracts a lot of visitors. It has a restaurant on top and offers a great view of the city. If planning to get a good shot of the Bellagio fountains, the tower is one good place.
Treasure Island - An exotic island is being integrated in the hotel's facade with palms, cabanas, sailing ship, ship wreck and a seaport all in one place.
Mandalay Bay's Artificial Beach - Yes they have a beach and what is most interesting about it is that it can simulate waves up to 6 feet high. You can even go surfing here.
New York New York's Facade - It is where you can see all of New York's attractions in one place. You've got the Statue of Liberty, Empire State Building and Manhattan's skyscrapers.
The Fremont Street Experience - This is a light and sound show at the famous Fremont Street in downtown Las Vegas.
Downtown Las Vegas - You might be enjoying yourself already with the so many attractions on the strip but visiting the original would complete your visit.
These all in all could make a great Las Vegas photo collection. Enjoy yourself!
About the Author: Manfred Richter has a passion for traveling and photography. View Las Vegas Picture Gallery at Capturedplaces.com.