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KIYA LAS VEGAS

Post by Kiya » Sun Feb 10, 2019 4:31 pm

Hi Grandad and folks, no need to worry we were home on Tuesday evening safe and well after nearly a days travelling.

One thing for sure I will not be flying anywhere that far again , 10 1/2 hours from Heathrow to Las Vegas to Heathrow then the flight from Heathrow to Aberdeen and by car home, Iv'e never welcomed home so much before and a nice cuppa.

After taking all precautions on the 5th day a chest and throat infection flared up with me, the same as I had from holiday in Faro Portugal but worse, I had to see a doctor and got prescribed
steroids and antibiotics for a week, it hasn't cleared yet but hoping so soon with more antibiotics from my own doctor..................gosh I've never felt so laden down and so tired before and needing to sleep all the time.

I have lots of photos but not had the interest yet to load to my computer but I'll get there folks, just bear with me a little longer as I build my strength............soon :)



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Post by LovelyLadyLux » Sun Feb 10, 2019 5:23 pm

Good to know you are back safe and sound. Hope the health stuff clears up fast (I think it will now that you are home).

Can't wait to see your photos.

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Post by Grandad » Sun Feb 10, 2019 6:03 pm

Good to hear from you Kiya. Get better soon and then tell us about your trip. Glad you got home safely. :up
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Post by Ruby Slippers » Mon Feb 11, 2019 6:14 am

Kiya, holidays don't seem to agree with you, do they? :( Poor you! Get well soon.

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Post by Mad Dilys » Mon Feb 11, 2019 8:03 am

What a shame. Bad enough being poorly, but to have your holiday spoiled as well ………
I hope you are soon feeling much better. :a28:
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Post by Kiya » Fri Feb 22, 2019 1:09 pm

At last folks I'm feeling a lot better :)

I've finally got to uploading holiday photos, there is many and going to take a bit of time getting through them, resizing etc.

Lets start at the beginning on....

21.1.19 Leaving Aberdeen....taxing 10048 and airborne 10049

22.1.19 Watching the sunrise while I wait for Roy to waken....10050 10051

This is not to everyone's taste but because the The Exhibition of Real Bodies was on the premises of the hotel we were staying , we did this first.
It explained the workings of the human bones, circulation, muscles, respiratory system etc.

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Post by LovelyLadyLux » Fri Feb 22, 2019 3:13 pm

Excellent photo of the 'real' bodies. I remember back when that Exhibit was first coming to the USA. Lots of outcry concerning the bodies being real and that was horrible desecration and inhuman and on and on. Personally I find it fascinating and would have loved to see it. The lungs & nerves/veins of the human head are just so delicate yet it all goes together to make us. Can't even begin to image the work that went into preserving or how they preserved these. Love 'em!!

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Post by Ruby Slippers » Fri Feb 22, 2019 4:02 pm

I will defer judgement on that exhibition, Kiya! Great photos! :up

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Post by Grandad » Fri Feb 22, 2019 11:14 pm

I like to think that I can appreciate art. But what is this, art? Not to me, I find it grotesque. Just as I find much of Damian Bursts work grotesque. The exception would be his 'The Virgin Mother' that I found beautiful when I first saw it.
But it is all a matter of personal opinion.
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Post by LovelyLadyLux » Sat Feb 23, 2019 1:43 am

I don't believe this is "art" in the sense of something that is artistically created but these are sure fascinating as a way to educate in real models all the workings of the human body. And however it was done it sure took somebody a super long time to make these, preserve them and pose them into common stances we can relate to.

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Post by LovelyLadyLux » Sat Feb 23, 2019 1:46 am

Was too fast hitting the submit button and I wasn't finished .........

I look at this much like I'd look at taxidermy or figures in a museum. They're created to show the inner workings of the human body that we normally would not see and are we not totally intricate, complex, amazing? Sometimes you can look at photos all day long but not really get to SEE the real thing.

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Post by Grandad » Sat Feb 23, 2019 8:17 am

Maybe medical museum pieces LLL but not a travelling freak show. :(
But that is just my opinion.

Damn this spellchecker, I typed Damien Hirst in my post but my tablet printed something else.
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Post by LovelyLadyLux » Sat Feb 23, 2019 9:35 am

Spell checker and auto correct are rapidly becoming the bane of my existence. I have to re-read almost everything I type as sometimes what I type isn't even close to what comes out on the screen. I know I make the occasional typo resulting in mis-spelled words but when I'm consistently inserting words I swear I didn't even type - THAT I'm blaming on spell checker/auto correct.

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Post by Grandad » Sat Feb 23, 2019 10:15 am

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Just read your post LLL and had to 'double take' :lol:
I then realised that I made my post while having breakfast in bed, you had probably not yet retired. I sometimes have a problem relating our 8 hour time difference. :lol:
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Post by Kiya » Sat Feb 23, 2019 12:56 pm

As I said "not to everyone's taste, but, when there it was amazing to see all the different parts of the human body and what it does for each of us.......reading all about it you forget it is real bodies your looking at.

Continuing with the 22.1.19....Random photos from outside
10070 Excaliber Hotel 10071 10072

10073 10078 Bally's where we had our stay 10075 The Ballagio Hotel 10076 Caesars Palace 10077 10078 Paris 10079
10080 Fountains at the front of Ballagio Hotel, they were amazing to see, 10081 10082 10083 10084 10085 10086 10087 10088 Donny and Marie were starting their concerts the same day we left, such a shame not to see my teenage pop idol :) 10089

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Post by LovelyLadyLux » Sat Feb 23, 2019 3:06 pm

Excellent photos Kiya and catch very well how large these casinos are.

Did you walk around inside Caesar's Palace? It was one of the ones I got quite disoriented in and must have circled it all twice before I got my bearings and found my way out. It is huge with seemingly miles and miles of slot machines that all look identical.

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Post by Kiya » Sat Feb 23, 2019 4:07 pm

LLL....no I wasn't in Caesars Palace, by the time we came to go there I stayed put in our room
trying to get better, Roy went there to see something and he said it was huge and fantastic to see :)

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Post by Grandad » Sat Feb 23, 2019 4:42 pm

That's more like it Kiya :up Good pictures of interesting scenes. The fountains look amazing, was there music playing as the fountains changed?
Everything looks larger than life and over the top but that is what I think of Las Vegus. I don't mean that in a nasty way, just big brash American ;) :lol:
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Post by Mad Dilys » Sun Feb 24, 2019 9:09 am

Thank you for the pics Kiya, especially the ones showing how a human body works.

On reflection, I think as a teaching aid they are unequalled. It's because these are real people that what I see is burned into my mind in a way that would never be with a diagram. I shall be sending these pictures to my children and my grandson. Thank you. :up
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Post by Kiya » Sun Feb 24, 2019 1:12 pm

Grandad...yes there was music playing throughout the fountain display (don't remember what is was) and your right everything is big, big, big but, colourful :)

MD glad you like the photos of the Human Bodies Exhibition.

22.1.19...cont......After seeing the beautiful fountain display we went to The Venetian Hotel to see the Madame Tussauds .

I don't think I have to put any names to the pics as I'm sure you'll recognise them...


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23.1.19 to be cont.....

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