Venice versus Venice

21 03 2008

Who is more fake? The Venetian Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas or the Venice Pavilion in the World Showcase at EPCOT Center at Disney World?

The Venetian Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada:

The Venetian

The Venetian

Venice Pavilion, part of the World Showcase at EPCOT Center:

Venice at Epcot

And for comparison purposes, courtesy of my sister…

The Real Venice, Italy:

Belltower at St. Mark's Square

Above: Belltower at St. Mark’s Square

Doges Palace

Doges Palace

Above: Doges Palace

Rialto Bridge

Above: Rialto Bridge

I have to say, both Epcot and The Venetian did very faithful (albeit unrealistically clean) reproductions of Venetian landmarks.  I think The Venetian in Las Vegas did a slightly better job, though. Regardless, the similarity between the two reproductions is one of the reasons that many people characterize Las Vegas as the adult version of Disney World.


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