0 Likes

The Entertainment Capital of the World Las Vegas Nevada USA ——The Las Vegas Strip Streetscape 2
Las Vegas

拉斯维加斯(Las Vegas) 是美国内华达州的最大城市,以赌博业为中心的庞大的旅游、购物、度假产业而著名,世界上十家最大的度假旅馆就有九家是在这里,是世界知名的度假圣地之一,拥有“世界娱乐之都”和“结婚之都”的美称。从一个巨型游乐场到一个真正有血有肉、活色生香的城市,拉斯维加斯在10年间脱胎换骨,从一百年前的小村庄变成一个巨型旅游城市。每年来拉斯维加斯旅游的3890万旅客中,来购物和享受美食的占了大多数,专程来赌博的只占少数。

拉斯维加斯大道这段世界闻名的Strip全长约6.5公里,街道两边分布着大批世界级的酒店,赌场,度假村。如果按房间数量多少计算,世界排名前二十五名的酒店中,有十八家在这里。他们共拥有6万7千间酒店房。trip上最突出的是几乎每家大型酒店和赌场都有自己的主题。以地域为主题的酒店通常将各地的地标建筑造在了这里:您可以看到埃及金字塔,巴黎埃菲尔铁塔,纽约自由女神像,威尼斯的运河等等。其他主题则有凯撒宫大酒店的罗马文明,百乐宫酒店(又译美丽湖酒店)的音乐喷泉,米高梅大酒店的狮子,神剑大酒店的英国圆桌武士传说,海市蜃楼酒店的火山爆发,马戏城大酒店的马戏团等等。每天晚上各酒店的景观灯全开,争奇斗艳,各有特色,把拉斯维加斯点缀成一座不夜城。

  该全景是在Wynn Las Vegas酒店附近拍摄,Wynn Las Vegas是一家豪华雅致的五星级酒店,矗立在著名的拉斯维加斯大道上,璀璨灯光和闪烁霓虹与酒店交相辉映。

http://www.wabuw.com/jd/2938


全景摄影 刘运增

View More »

Copyright: Yunzen Liu
Type: Spherical
Resolution: 10000x5000
上传: 18/04/2014
更新: 21/04/2014
观看次数:

...


Tags: entertainment capital world las vegas nevada usa las vegas strip streetscape
comments powered by Disqus

yunzen liu
the Streetscape 3 of Las Vegas Strip Las Vegas Nevada USA ——Footbridge
yunzen liu
Las Vega Venetian Resort Hotel Casino USA——the outdoor scene of St. Mark's Square at Italy Shuicheng
Tanja Barnes
The Fremont Street Experience - Las Vegas, NV
Tanja Barnes
The Fremont Street Experience - Las Vegas, NV
Tanja Barnes
The Fremont Street Experience - Las Vegas, Nevada
Lee Casalena
Fremont Street Experience
Lee Casalena
Fremont Street
Matt Mascheri
Fremont Street (Gold Diggers at the Golden Nugget) Las Vegas, Nevada
Heiko Pieper
Las Vegas Fremontstreet
Lee Casalena
Plaza Hotel
yunzen liu
Las Vegas Nevada USA—— the Fremont Street Experience at night
Tanja Barnes
18b Arts District - Las Vegas Nevada
Martin Kneth
Schneeberg Trail at east steep slopes 2
Sandor Veress
Village Museum (Falumuzeum), Holloko
Sergey Malov
Ukraine, крым. Settlement Solnechnogorsky
Twofun
tk tuzla shipyard
Jann Lipka
Poland -Sukiennice Krakow - Drapers Hall - ancient shopping mall of Krakow
Sergei Pautov
Церкви Златоустовского прихода.
Mark Schuster
Shiraz Night Cafe during Ramadan -Iran
Lucas Corato
Palazzo della Ragione
Henk Keijzer
Municipal Market, Sao Paulo, Brazil
Stefan Solakov
Rila mountain
Gregory Panayotou
Atelier Kite Beach
Antonino Del Popolo
Taormina, corso Umberto - Palazzo Ciampoli
yunzen liu
Shandong Rongcheng China's "Cape of Good Hope"——Chengshantou
yunzen liu
北京 世界文化遗产 UNESCO天坛——北京十大必游景点 皇穹宇 回音壁
yunzen liu
Watching the sunrise in huangshan danxia peak
yunzen liu
Henan Jiaozuo World Geological Park Yuntai Mountain 5——Misty rain in the quiet lake
yunzen liu
Las Vegas Nevada USA——the Wynn Las Vegas in Las Vegas Boulevard
yunzen liu
云南 昆明 东川红土地 7——打马坎红土地的早晨
yunzen liu
中国 湖北 神农架 大九湖湿地公园 1——中国最美亚高山沼泽型湿地
yunzen liu
黑龙江边的日落 漠河 北极村
yunzen liu
Shaanxi Xi'an Mt. Huashan 7——Middle Peak (Jade Maiden Peak)
yunzen liu
yunnan lijiang ——Tiger Leaping Gorge
yunzen liu
Longmen mountain Danzhou Hainan——Large wind power station
yunzen liu
Las Vegas Venetian Resort Hotel Casino US——St. Mark's Square
More About Las Vegas

Overview and HistoryIn Spanish the word "vega" means fertile plain or valley, a fruitful ground, or a meadow. In Cuba it means specifically a tobacco field, usually by the bank of a river. Both sound like places where you can make a lot of money, right? You can see why they chose it for the name of this gambling heaven in Nevada! Let the show begin!Geologically, Las Vegas is an oasis in the desert. Take a look at Death Valley, just 150km from Las Vegas. Although the Mohave desert is dry as a bone at present, it wasn't always that way. The oasis of Las Vegas was once a wetland full of marshy soil and plants complete with woolly mammoths slurping up the cool refreshing water. Archaeologists found the ten-thousand-year-old remains of a mammoth in the middle of a 1993 construction project. Surprise!As time went on, (this is geologic time here, waaaay before humans showed up) the marshes dried up and left only some underground water nestled in a valley that was easily missed. Native Americans knew about the oasis but it was a secret to the European travelers until the nineteenth century.The discovery of this little green stripe in the middle of the Mojave desert is credited to Rafael Rivera, who came through in 1829 en route to Los Angeles. His discovery of this watering hole made life easier for thousands of settlers who were going West in the California Gold Rush. The spot was originally labeled "vegas" on the maps, referring to the meadow in the desert. Around the year 1840 the name was changed to "Las Vegas" and there it has grown ever since.Here's a look at Las Vegas by night -- not bad for a little watering hole!By 1904 the railroad companies had begun extending tracks to this gold mine of fresh water. Today the Jackie Gaughan's Plaza Hotel stands on top of the original Union-Pacific train station -- the only station in the world located inside a casino. Where there are trains, there are working men and where there are working men, there are saloons. Where there is a saloon, there will be a game of cards and with that, GAMBLING! A frontier town sprang to life with sweaty men drinking, fighting and betting on anything they could think of.Nobody knows how many cowboys really had a gunfight in the dust outside a bar in Las Vegas' shimmering past, but in 1910 a strict anti-gambling law came into effect and stopped them all. It prohibited all forms of gaming in public places and for about three weeks everyone mourned the loss of their favorite pastime.That being finished, the illegal secret night spots took over and business as usual carried on. Soon enough the Nevada stage legislature realized how much money they were missing, via taxes on gambling, and the era of the big casino was off to a running start. The licensed gambling casinos now generate almost fifty percent of the Nevada state budget! Take a look at the Hotel Luxor to get an idea of what kind of money we're talking about here.Growing cities need water, electricity and jobs for people. In 1931 construction began on the Hoover Dam project to fill these needs by using the Colorado River. When it was finished, thirty miles away from the city, it was the world's largest concrete structure and the world's biggest hydro-electric power generator. This project kept money flowing into Las Vegas during the Great Depression and helped the city to keep growing.The world-famous Las Vegas Strip followed hard on the heels of the Depression and WWII. The Strip began as a two-lane highway you could follow from Vegas to Los Angeles. It turned into the site of a building boom for the next six decades and saw the arrival of such famous casinos as the Sands, the Riviera, Stardust and the Tropicana.They got a little competition from Atlantic City when New Jersey legalized gambling in the 1970's. The war was on to see who could make the biggest, flashiest and most opulent mega-resort around their casino. Stop in at the Belagio or Caesar's Palace to find out who won THAT contest...All of these, by the way, owe a debt of gratitude to the Flamingo Hotel, which beat them to the punch be thirty years. Reputed mobster Bugsy Siegel opened the Flamingo in 1946, launching one of the most celebrated of the early casinos only six months before being murdered. Viva Las Vegas!Bugsy's original idea of making a resort in addition to a Casino has now become an altered reality to big to be believed. Las Vegas now hosts hotels and resorts that are like a movie set with tourist facilities built into each scene. You can be a Pirate of the Caribbean, go for a stroll through the city of Paris, or spend the night inside the medieval castle Excalibur.And say "shush!" to the Sphinx for me when you're in Luxor, the ancient Egyptian temple.Getting ThereThe McCarran International Airport is the one for you, if you're not driving across the desert in a convertible Cadillac that has the horns of a steer mounted on the hood. Los Angeles to Las Vegas is a 300 mile drive which means somewhere out there, there's a person who's done it in three hours. Or tried.TransportationWell, it's mostly a driving city. There are local city buses connecting the suburbs with downtown, the normal interstate buses like Greyhound, and literally a thousand taxis. You can hop a train on the Amtrak line, but don't stand around waiting for the metro. And with Boulevards like this one, who would want to be underground?People and CultureLas Vegas has a language that's all its own and it lives in the casinos. There are some familiar ones you already know, like "high roller" (which is a person who spends a lot of money). But did you know that a high roller is the same as a "whale"? And how about "Dark", as in, no show. Dark Sundays means there are no performances, so the main marquee is switched off and the stage is dark."Comp" is short for complimentary or free, and if you're "in red" it means your name is highlighted with the color red on the guest list, because you've been comp'ed. And for the modern edge, "eye in the sky" means a hidden surveillance camera in the ceiling. Las Vegas is full of mirrors -- they make the room look bigger, they multiply the lights, and they make a great place to park a supervisory camera system. There's a saying that goes, "if you can't spot the fish at the table, you ARE the fish." Fish is an inexperienced gabler. Card sharks are the ones who eat the fish. Sharks might be using a shiner, too; that's what the eye in the sky is for. (Shiner is a little mirror a shark uses to cheat by seeing your cards.)Things to do, RecommendationsI've got a recommendation for all you young lovers out there... get hitched at the Chapel of the Bells! Follow it up with an intergalactic honeymoon on the USS Enterprise. Here you will find a full-scale replica of the control room of the famous star ship from Star Trek. Las Vegas may in fact be the world's biggest collection of surreal and odd places to explore, like the Borg chamber, another Star Trek household word.Have fun, stay hydrated out there, and don't forget to take some pictures from the highest location you can get to. Here's a shot of the volcano erupting at the Mirage Hotel.And lastly, remember the most important piece of advice there is:"What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas."Text by Steve Smith.