Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Outdoor Wednesday...Chinese New Year...

To continue with the Chinese New Year celebration I wanted to share the photos that I snapped at the Bellagio Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas. It is outdoor Wednesday but I thought since the weather has been so cold and snowy I could stretch the meaning of outdoors today and take you for a stroll to show you some colorful flowers that are indoors.

As you enter the lobby of the Bellagio Hotel guests are greeted with an amazing display of fresh flowers to celebrate the Chinese New Year.

The Bellagio Hotel has a conservatory that changes with the seasons and holidays.
No trip to Las Vegas is complete to me unless I visit the dancing fountains and the conservatory.
I was not disappointed this year when I saw this massive statue of the most powerful God of wealth and fortune who welcomes you into the conservatory.

This folk figure is dressed in the opulent costume of a high official.

Traditionally, his image adorns doors and walls of Chinese homes, bringing prosperity throughout the year.

Yards and yards of beautiful intricate and colorful fabrics are incorporated into the costume of the God of wealth and fortune.

We are greeted by the tiger which represents just one of the zodiac signs.

This mechanical tiger head swivels delighting the young and the old alike.

Bamboo and pretty red and gold bridges adorn the conservatory.

A baby panda bear takes a nap among the colorful flowers.

Pretty lanterns and pagodas welcome us to sit and relax before we journey onto the next part of Chinese New Year tomorrow.

I am sharing these photos at at a southern daydreamer HERE.
Thank you Susan for hosting this fun weekly event and allowing me to fudge the meaning of outdoors this week.


  1. Beautiful post!!~ Thanks for stopping by my home tour as well....:)

  2. That is just gorgeous! Love the colors and flowers and well, it's just amazing.

  3. Unbelievably beautiful! I especially love the panda and all the beautiful flowers adorning him! Enjoy!

  4. I have always wanted to stay at the Bellagio...I am close to it because we have stayed at almost every hotel in Vegas!! I love the beautiful flowers and the panda is too cute!


  5. Beautiful post Joyce.I love the pics.Hope you have a great day! Blessings, Faye:)

  6. Beautiful pictures! I thought this is shot in a Chinese garden.

  7. That's spectacular! I luv the conservatory inside the Bellagio as well. I never miss it whenever I visit Vegas. Luv the lanterns!

  8. The pictures are just breathtakingly beautiful!
    Thanks for sharing, took me away from the cold and mud for a bit.

    Have a fun day!

  9. What a lovely place, if .. no, when I get to Las Vegas its on my list of to-see

  10. ~WOW! Beautiful! I ADORE the Bellagio. One of my favorites for sure.

    ~Blessings, ~Melissa :)

  11. Absolutely gorgeous photos Joyce!


  12. That a beautiful Outdoor Wednesday post. The figures look so REAL. I'd love to see them.
    Tin and sparkle

  13. Man your pictures are just beautiful. I think I forgot to ask you what kind of camera you had!

    I love the pictures of the 'sun' in Las Vegas - here's hoping to some good sun here real soon.

    Harry's - Whole Foods - my favorite store.


  14. What a gorgeous Year of the Tiger display at the Bellagio Hotel and Casino, Joyce!

    I've aways admired their wonderful glass decorations and chandeliers.

    There are so many beautiful hotels in Las Vegas that even though I don't gamble I had a great time when I visited.

  15. That was an amazing display! No wonder people love the Bellagio. No expense was spared there and it is gorgeous. Thanks for stopping by.
    ♥, Susan

  16. Great pictures Betty....Never been to Vegas....I will have to live through your travels....

  17. Hello Joyce, I have been to the Bellagio and it is fabulous. They do everything first rate. Your photos on the display for the Chinese New year are wonderful. I love getting a chance to see this. heaven knows I don't know when I will ever be in Las Vegas again. My best friend for 50 years used to live there. She was a poker dealer at the Bellagio. Thus, I had a great tour of the hotel a few years ago. Stunning is all I can say. The fountains are gorgeous as well.

    Have a wonderful day.
    Hugs, Jeanne

  18. Wow! What a treat! I've not been to the Bellagio, but always hear amazing stories about what is there. Thank you for sharing these wonderful photos of the these flower displays. Makes me want to hop a plane and go for the weekend.

  19. Wow, great pictures! It's really beautiful there!


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