Thanks to Brian Fey who pointed out this link that includes some interior shots of Venetian Macau, opening in just a few short months.
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WOW! And I thought Wynn Macau was a knock-off of the original...at least Wynn was only 1.5 years old. This is a throwback to 1999. Which in Vegas years, much like dog-years, is a mighty long time.
Seriously, the Macau casino appears to be an upgrade.
Sorry I am late to the party, working so I can make my trip to Macau in one week.
I hate to say this, but I doubt these are photos of the Venetian Macau, looks like the orginal in Vegas.
Note the steel scaffolding in the last one. Also the Saftey equipment worn by the painter looks NOTHING like the work crew going in and out, and visable from the street in, the Venetian Macau. Also the marks on the heavy equipment do not quite match (not to mention it seemed like they were not using much heavy equipment when I was down there).
George, with respect I have to disagree for a few reasons:
1) The big mural. Look at the placements of the ceiling lighting in this photo. Now then, from Flickr comes this photo of the Vegas original. The layout of the lighting is not the same. Particularly the two lights on the very center-top and sides of the mural frame. Furthermore, the string of lights along the outside frame go all the way across the painting in the second, where as in the first they're limited to the diagonal corners as the inside frame comes outward close enough to nearly meet the outside frame.
And also, I've never seen a room with such Asian-inspired decorating as this in the original Venetian, but I don't know the place well enough to say it definitively never existed.
Is this another side of LVS?
Is Macau the Vegas of the 1960's and '70's?
Mike_ch> You could be right, I never been through the LV version that much (last time I was in Vegas was 2001...sniff!).
However that last photo with the heavy equipment with "NSON" and "Service" does not jive with any the stuff you see in HK/Macau.
Agreed with Drambuie on that one.
The reflective vests worn by ALL workers doesn't accord with what I recall seeing on my numerous trips past past the Venetian Macau site.
Chris> In light of my resent visit I change my decision. The saftey vests do jive with the activity I saw there the past couple days. I do not know why the change though, could be something as simple as an insurance adjuster visiting and going "So where are the vests?".
However that crane in the last picture, along with the lack of bamboo, makes me wonder though.
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