Fiori di Como by Dale Chihuly [Bellagio Hotel and Casino]

December 4, 2010 § 1 Comment

I just got back from a brief 3 day trip to Vegas.  It was my first time to Sin City, and now I can finally comprehend all the hype surrounding it.  The pictures that you see on TV and online do not even closely reflect the massive scale of these buildings nor the constant buzz and activity in the air.

I stayed at the Bellagio (thank you parents!) and got to see the Fiori di Como by Dale Chihuly.  The 2,000 sq ft glass scuplture that is hanging in the lobby of the Bellagio is beautiful in pictures but even more breathtaking in person (I see the common theme of this post).

The detail and intricacy of the whole work boggles my mind, given the size of it.  The whole sculpture consists of 2, 000 individually hand-blown pieces; it must have taken him ages to complete.

Dale Chihuly’s other glass works are equally impressive and beautiful.  In the Light of Jerusalem left a huge impression on me and definitely worth a browse.

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