How Las Vegas caught me by surprise 讓我意想不到的賭城
Having lived in Hong Kong for many years where, in my opinion her skyline is the most beautiful in the world, I didn’t think there would be anywhere else that could wow me. Well, turns out I was wrong when I went to Las Vegas.
GLAMOROUS LAS VEGAS
If Hong Kong’s skyline is spectacular, then Las Vegas is glamorous. The transformation of The Strip from day to night changes from a wow to a WOW!!!
Along The Strip there are endless buildings, hotels and malls all vying for peoples’ attention. Neon signs, light displays, structures of all sorts, fountains and massive billboards, all shouting “Come and take a photo of me!” I’m sure if you search on the internet, you will find a lot of much better quality photographs of Las Vegas taken by the many brilliant photographers here. So my photos aren’t a showcase of how glamorous Vegas is. Rather, this is about my memory lane down Las Vegas, a reflection of how a city caught me by surprise.
SEEING CELINE DION PERFORM … OR NOT
When I went in 2012, Celine Dion was just starting her residency at the Caesars Palace. The opportunity to watch the diva perform at one of the most famous city in the world was too good to pass on and I quickly booked my tickets. A week before I was due to fly out, it was announced that she had to cancel her shows for a week due to illness, and yes, that week was exactly the same time I was in Vegas! Some things just aren’t meant to be.
我在2012年去的時候，席琳·狄翁 剛在凱撒皇宮開始註場表演。能夠在世上最著名的城市之一欣賞這位世界級女歌手表演，機會實在難能可貴，我出發前馬上訂票。在起飛前一個星期，主辦單位宣布席琳·狄翁因為生病，不得不取消表演一星期。而那一個星期剛巧就是我在賭城的同一個星期! 真可惜，只好跟席琳·狄翁緣慳一面。
From The Strip to the Old Las Vegas, this is where everything started back in 1905. Today, Las Vegas may revolve around The Strip, yet Old Las Vegas hasn’t given itself up. There is a subtlety to its glam, as it still retains its former glory showcasing another side of Vegas.
People say what happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas. For me it didn’t. They came back with me as memories. Viva Vegas.