Tuesday, December 11, 2007

O Christmas Tree, O Christmas Tree...

This past weekend I went to the Bellagio to check out their yearly Christmas display. It was quite beautiful and OVERSIZED. I must admit, this is the biggest Christmas tree I have ever seen in my life. And until someone decides to throw some lights and garland on a Giant Sequoia, it will more than likely stay that way.

The following two pictures capture the dramatic re-enactment of what penguins do every year at the North Pole. Yes, these guys do move. Look at the penguin on the ladder. What amazing equilibrium!

Of coarse, what would Christmas be without reindeers. This lovely pic shows Santa's reindeers begining to ascend with their rear-ends pointed at me.

And finally, how would you like to hang these bad boys from your Christmas tree? The tree in the first picture was flanked by two colossal ornaments like the ones featured here. Makes you wonder how much the Bellagio - an upscale hotel and casino - spent to lavish their guests with this vista?

I apologize for the way some of the pictures turned out...too grainy. It was rather dark in the "greenhouse" or nursery or whatever you call the area where this display was set up.



kris said...

I'm lovin' those Penguins!!

Adrienne said...

Ever since Happy Feet I'm lovin' Penguins, too!!

Tracy said...

Great pictures Tom... good music you have selected as well!

Catherine said...

Hmmm...I can't see the pictures (?) but I'm enjoying the music!

Terry Nelson said...

Wow - you really do live in Vegas. I've never been there, but it must be cool to have everything lit up all year long.