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Archive for October 2011

Lakawon

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48 kilometers north of Bacolod City, Lakawon is a 13-hectare island off the coast of Cadiz City in the northern portion of Negros Occidental.

A white sand beach resort on the island, a family-run business, is a popular destination for both local and foreign tourists.

This blog also features another site of Bacolod City, the Negros Occidental Provincial Capitol building and lagoon:

The banka, a type of outrigger boat, is the primary mode of transportation to the island.

Written by Paulo Loreto

October 29, 2011 at 12:55 PM

Trump Taj Mahal

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The Indian-themed Taj Mahal Hotel and Casino in Atlantic City, NJ was the largest and highest grossing casino in the city until the Borgata opened in 2003. The casino opened in 1990, with inaugural ceremonies featuring Michael Jackson.

The casino includes 2,248 guest rooms and the Atlantic City location of the Hard Rock Cafe.

Written by Paulo Loreto

October 28, 2011 at 8:31 AM

Border Crossing

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New York City, as dense and crowded as it can be, is also very much divided in many ways. The various neighborhoods and neighborhoods-within-neighborhoods all have their own personality.

5th Avenue, when it meets 14th Street, marks the dividing line between East and West. The street, itself, changes from West 14th Street to East 14th Street. A few blocks further, 5th Avenue meets it terminus at Washington Square Park.

This part of 5th Avenue also falls squarely between Chelsea and Greenwich Village.

The last few blocks of 5th Avenue heading south.

Written by Paulo Loreto

October 27, 2011 at 6:38 AM

Tenderloin Sunrise

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A little known neighborhood of Manhattan is known as Tenderloin. Known in the late 19th Century as an entertainment district, it was originally situated from 23rd Street to 42nd Street and from Fifth Avenue to Seventh Avenue.

Today, it includes parts of the Flatiron District, Chelsea, the Garment District, and the Theatre District.

Early Manhattan welcomes the sun before the daily hustle and bustle.

Written by Paulo Loreto

October 26, 2011 at 9:56 PM

Art Deco Landmark

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The Empire State Building not only stands as New York City’s tallest building, but it is also credited as one of the Seven Wonders of the Modern World, according to the American Society of Civil Engineers.

The New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission, also, named the building and the ground level interior asNew York City landmarks.

 

The Empire State Building is currently the third tallest skyscraper in the United States (after the Willis Tower and Trump International Hotel and Tower, both in Chicago)

Written by Paulo Loreto

October 22, 2011 at 11:45 PM

CityCenter

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In December 2009, the doors opened to the largest construction project in Las Vegas. Operated by MGM Resorts International and Dubai World, CityCenter is comprised of six structures and they are all connected by a people mover and a tram system.

The tram system connects the City Center project to Monte Carlo Hotel & Casino and the Bellagio.

Left to Right: Mandarin Oriental, Aria, Veer Towers

Written by Paulo Loreto

October 19, 2011 at 9:15 PM

Venetian

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Overlooking the Las Vegas strip from The Venetian hotel and casino creates, yet another, world in the desert gaming paradise. The Venetian opened on May 3, 1999 and, even, featured Sophia Loren christening the first gondola.

The Sands hotel was demolished on November 26, 1996 to make way for The Venetian.

Written by Paulo Loreto

October 16, 2011 at 7:18 PM