My Photos at the Chinese New Year Display

Last week when I was in Las Vegas visiting with my son and family, my son took me to see the Chinese New Year display at the Bellagio hotel.  Just amazing!!!

In Chinese astrology the dog occupies the eleventh position in the zodiac and this is the year of the Earth Dog.  If you were born in 2018, 2006, 1994, 1982, 1970, 1958, 1946 and 1934, you were born in the year of the dog.  It’s believed that a person’s characteristics are determined by that year’s animal and element.  I was born in the year of the ‘Fire Dog’ and some of my characteristics are, intelligent, hard working, and sincere… 🙂

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There are 18 dogs on display representing the year 2018.  Among some of it’s attributes the dog is loyal, intelligent, honest, and playful.  We are reminded that these are some of the energies of this year.

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There are Chinese lanterns hanging all over and cherry blossoms and a big money tree for prosperity.

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The conservatory was crowded which made it a bit difficult for me to get the shots I wanted.

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In the middle of everything there’s koi pond, with lots of gold fish swimming around.

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Flowers, flowers and more flowers everywhere.  I love the mannequins, all the outfits are made out of flowers and I was wondering how they keep the flowers from wilting.  My son noticed looking closely at the flowers, that you can see that they’re wet and water is dripping down, so I’m assuming that there’s a water system inside the mannequin to keep them fresh.

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Oh and here’s my favorite son.  (don’t tell my other kids that he’s my favorite)

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The displays change with the seasons and I love that when it’s taken down 90% of the trees, plants and flowers are recycled to celebrate and honor our earth.

I had a fantastic time taking these photos, everything was so beautiful, the colors are gorgeous, the creativity of this display is amazing.  We ended the day with a delicious caesar salad and pizza at Grimaldi’s.  I loved being with my family, and now I’m home wiped out.  🙂

Chinese New Year Blessings

COPYRIGHT MASHA G. ELLMAN 2018

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Masha

My big joy is to inspire, encourage and empower you to live the sweetest life for you. I love to share inspiration, how to, and my own journey towards wholeness and union with our Divine Mother. Oh and I love photography and cooking. I am thrilled that you are here and sharing in this wonderful magical mystery.

8 thoughts on “My Photos at the Chinese New Year Display

  1. Thank you for sharing, Masha. The atrium looks wonderful. Their displays at the Bellagio are always a wonder to behold. This display is no less. Great symbolism, joyful celebration and delight is expressed.
    Your entry is beautifully done. (And I will keep your secret.) I enjoyed your writing.

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  2. I’m glad your (favourite) son made sure you got to check this out, it looks fascinating! Must admit some of those realistic-looking dogs look a little creepy though!
    What a wonderful thing to get to see, so colourful & intriguing 🙂
    x

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