Here's a look at some of the colorful resorts on the Las Vegas Strip...
First, here's an entrance to the Luxor:
I'm told the elevators go up and down at an angle inside the Pyramid-shaped building, rather than straight up and down.
The Tropicana has a relatively low-key look, compared to the kitschy -- though fun -- Luxor:
Headliners Donny and Marie Osmond are advertised on the side of the Flamingo:
I was very sorry to learn later on that Marie's son died the night I snapped this photo.
Here's a wide view of Paris Las Vegas, with Bally's pictured at the left and Planet Hollywood on the right:
I previously posted a shot of the resort's Eiffel Tower.
The ceiling inside the Bellagio features a beautiful display of 2,000 hand-blown glass flowers.
One guidebook says this is the largest display of its type in the world.
The Bellagio is the elegant jewel of the Las Vegas Strip. The "lake" in front of the hotel features beautifully choreographed water fountain shows; a different song plays every 15 minutes during the evening hours. Shows play every half hour during the day.
Visit YouTube for a sample of one of the fountain shows we saw, set to "Time to Say Goodbye."
It's a magical experience seeing the fountains in person. It was a definite high point for us among all the sights we saw on Las Vegas Boulevard.
We also saw fountain shows set to "All That Jazz," Sinatra singing "Fly Me to the Moon," and a classical piece we haven't identified.
I'll be sharing a few more resort photos in a future post.
Previously: Weekend Fun: Road Trip!; Back From Las Vegas!; Las Vegas: M&M's and Coca-Cola Stores.
Updates: Las Vegas: Resorts and Roads; Las Vegas: More Resorts.