Monday, August 29, 2011

Bombay Central Station, Mumbai

The Bombay Central Station is a major intercity railway station and a commuter station in Mumbai.

Here are some pics of the station

click on pics to enlarge

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

The Mirage, Las Vegas

The Mirage was our hotel in Las Vegas. It is a beautiful hotel.

Lots of things to do at the Mirage (other than the casino) - the tigers, the secret garden, the dolphins, the volcano.

Here are some pics of the Mirage

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Skating at the Rockefeller Centre, New York

I was watching the British Television show Dancing on Ice this afternoon and that triggered today's post.

Here are pics of the ice skating rink at the Rockefeller Centre in New York. Great fun to watch the skaters.

Friday, August 19, 2011

An interesting chessboard

Okay the snow is gone so it's time to change the subject.

Thought I'd post something quite different.

So here is a pic of the Muppets chessboard that belongs to a good friend of mine. So cute.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Frosty the Snowman

How can you not make a snowman when it's snowing?

Today I decided I was going to be a kid again and make one.

I had thought I would make one at least 3 feet tall but ended up with a tiny little guy as it was so cold and my hands froze.

Here he is ... Frosty the snowman (or Pingu the snowman as the kid calls him).

Monday, August 15, 2011

Snow, Snow, Snow Unbelievable

It's been snowing since yesterday and the hills around where I live look like ski fields. It's so spectacular.

This is really unbelievable. It's even snowing in the city at sea level. That's never happened before. It's so exciting.

Here are some pics.

click on pics to enlarge.

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Caesars Palace, Las Vegas

The Caesars Palace is named after the Roman General Julius Caesar to evoke thoughts of royalty.

It's a grand hotel. The ceiling simulates the sky - an interesting feature.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Bellagio, Las Vegas

The Bellagio is based on the Lake Como resort of Bellagio in Italy.

The Christmas decorations were beautiful and the ceiling was quite amazing.

And the fountains set to music were so much fun to watch. The day we were there, they danced to "Hey Big Spender".

Here are some of my pics.

check out the fountains Bellagio - Hey big spender - on youtube

Monday, August 8, 2011

Luxor, Las Vegas

Las Vegas is such a fun city. Over the next few days I'll post some of my pics from Las Vegas.

And I'll start with The Luxor.

It's the closest I've been to the pyramids. (The real thing is of course on my places to see list).

The Luxor looks pretty grand from the outside but the inside is quite eerie.

An interesting fact about the Luxor (taken from wikipedia): The tip of the pyramid contains a fixed position spotlight that points directly upward and is claimed to be the brightest beam in the world.

Here are some pics

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Florence, Italy

Some facts about Florence (Firenze)

o  Capital city in the region of Tuscany
o  Lies on the River Arno
o  Declared a World Heritage site by UNESCO in 1982
o  Noted for its history, culture, Renaissance art, architecture
    and monuments

My impressions of Florence - dirty so look before you step, but beautiful art and architecture.

Here are some of my pics (click on pics to enlarge)

Santa Maria Novella 

The Uffizi (Museum)

Fountain of Neptune, Piazza della Signoria

Entrance to the Palazzo Vecchio flanked by David and Hercules & Cacus

Palazzo Vecchio, the Town Hall of Florence, from a side street

Statue of David at Piazzale Michaelangelo

View of Florence - Ponte Vecchio, Palazzo Vecchio, Duomo

View of Duomo and Santa Croce Church

Ponte Vecchio (Old Bridge) across the River Arno

Close up of the Duomo, the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore

The Dome                               Bell Tower

Love all the pics                        

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