Wednesday, March 18, 2009

various lions

MGM Grand

First off, here are a few more Vegas photos, this time from the MGM Grand Las Vegas. The MGM Grand is, supposedly, the world's second-largest hotel, second only to some sort of mega-resort in Malaysia. And the lion out in front is the largest bronze sculpture in the western hemisphere, or at least that's what the plaque next to it said. These are just two of the many curious facts one can pick up around Las Vegas to impress one's friends back home in good ole Mudville and make them all say "gee whiz". Who says Vegas isn't educational?

MGM Grand

MGM Grand

MGM Grand




Inside the MGM Grand there's an exhibit featuring real live lions, right there in the casino. I thought I'd read somewhere that they're descended from one of the old MGM movie logo lions, but I haven't bothered to go check. I did take a couple of photos, though, and here they are:

Lions, MGM Grand

Lions, MGM Grand

Lions, MGM Grand




And a few cat photos, since it's just not the interwebs without cat photos. Not technically lion photos, but he's quite certain he's king of the jungle, and who am I to argue?

cat, march '09

cat, march '09

cat, march '09

cat, march '09

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