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Fake Architecture – This is NOT Venice

Architecture in Las Vegas is a remarkable combination of excellent designs, horrible Neo Styles and vapid, insipid imitations of landmarks from all over the world.
The same architect office that is responsible for the good designed Encore- and Wynn Hotels, Wimberly, Allison, Tong & Goo, also known as WATG is also responsible for the abandoned design of the Venetian – resort - hotel – casino, including the cheap copy of the famous Campanile Tower in Venice

Three pictures of the Las Vegas version of St. Marks Campanile.

◙ The main picture shows the Campanile with in front a coloured bollard of the Venetian Gondolas.
◙ The first workshop shows the Campanile with in front a copy of St Theodore on the column. (This is the western column on St Mark’s square in Venice)
◙ The second workshop shows the Campanile in floodlight later that evening.

■ Main picture: ◙ Campanila + Gondola Bolder
■ Workshop 1: ◙ Campanile + St Theodore
■ Workshop 2: ◙ Nocturnal Campanila

If you like, read the pompous text of the website of “The Venetian”:

“Extravagance is the foundation of The Venetian’s architecture. Just taking a stroll through the Italian-inspired archways and stonework transports you right into the heart of Venice, Italy. The Renaissance yielded incredible frescos, sculptures, and architecture that tell the remarkable history of the Venetian artisans and their creations that are sights to behold. The Campanile Tower where Galileo demonstrated his new invention of the telescope, St. Mark’s square where the stone columns of patron St. Theodore and the Lion of Venice stand proud.
Inspired by these iconic works, art installations are regularly on property showcasing well-known artists from all over the world. Find your inspiration, discover the allure of The Venetian.” (website The Venetians)

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: 19 mm
Date Taken: 2017-08-12 18:48
Metering Mode: Pattern
File Size: 836 kb

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The idea is that, if you use the links in the text, you have a full screen image of the picture with the photo in the centre of a dark screen.
This works with the browsers and screens I use, but I’m not sure that everybody will have the same result.

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Additional Photos by Rob Zwemmer (alvaraalto) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5315 W: 324 N: 9766] (38308)
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