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Encore – Las Vegas

After our trip through Lake Mead National Recreation Area we parked our car in the parking of the Encore Hotel and started our last night of the 2017-journey.
Not for the entertainment or to gamble, but we wished to passed through this world-famous phenomenon once in a lifetime.
Curious about the people working in and visiting the Strip, but also extravagant architecture of this “Sin City”.

I start with architecture. Las Vegas has a fascinating mixture of excellent Architecture and ridiculous replicas of famous building from all over the world.
The two related buildings of the Encore hotel and Wynn hotel are examples of good modern architecture. The architect firm that designed the buildings is Wimberly, Allison, Tong & Goo, also known as WATG, an architectural firm with offices in London, Singapore, Istanbul, Honolulu, Irvine, Los Angeles, New York, Seattle and Chicago. They have designed projects in 160 countries across six continents.

On their website you can find this statement about architecture:
“We collaborate with clients to transform a vision into a design that is a precise expression of their character and operational strategy. Our team understands that our designs have the power to enrich lives, inspire and excite.”

Three picture of the Encore Hotel.
◙ The main picture shows the North West front-façade of the building.
◙ The first workshop shows a close up of the North East façade.
◙ The second workshop shows a close up of the South East façade.

■ Main picture: ◙ North West front-façade
■ Workshop 1: ◙ Close up North East façade
■ Workshop 2: ◙ close up South East façade


Make: SONY-ILCE-6300
Software: PaintShop Pro 20,00
Exposure Time: 1/90 sec
F-Stop: f/9.5
ISO Speed Ratings: 100
Focal Length: 18 mm
Date Taken: 2017-08-12 18:20
Metering Mode: Pattern
File Size: 535 kb

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