Friday, May 30, 2008

An Enchanted Ceiling



Festivita Food Court, originally uploaded by Em Dy.

In Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, JK Rowling introduced us to the concept of the enchanted ceiling at Hogwarts. Well, Muggles do not have to cross to the magical world to see one. The photo above was taken at Festivita Food Court in The Venetian Macao, just one of the areas in the integrated resort with a fake sky. I read somewhere that this was done to lull shoppers into thinking that it's not yet time to go and that there's still more time to shop.

Taken May 2008 at The Venetian, Macau

17 comments:

Anna said...

That's really pretty. So it stays like that so the shoppers always think it's early? I bet that works pretty well.

Abraham Lincoln said...

The photograph is very neat, crisp and attractive. I like it.

For The People said...

Alright Harry. You did the spell well!

Tommy V said...

very cool SWFalfbb

Petunia said...

A very great shot:) Well done!

Petunia's SWF

quinttarantino said...

The photography is very neat!

SandyCarlson said...

That's pretty--and pretty convincing!

Ida said...

I LOVE this scene! People enjoying life! Great! :)

Snap Catch said...

nice one for SWF! reminds me the quote... a brilliant diversity spread like stars, like a thousand points of light in a broad and peaceful sky. .. LOL! mine's up too hope you can drop by.

Daniel J Santos said...

Excellent perspective.

Old Wom Tigley said...

Ha! i like this.. and the thought of making us all spend more using this.. ha! that's cheating..

Em Dy said...

Anna, it stays that way from morning til night.

Abraham Lincoln, Tommy V, Petunia, Quinttarantino, Daniel J Santos, thanks.

For the people, was it Lumos I said?

Sandycarlson, could fool anyone.

Ida, and enjoying good food too.

Old Wom Tigley, they do come up with the best gimmicks to make us part with our money.

Snap Catch, hopping over there now.

Panaderos said...

I liked the Venetian Macau when I was there a few months ago. I also liked the gondola and the canal that was set up within it.

The only thing I wasn't crazy about was with the food court. Communication was a clear problem in that a lot of the servers did not speak a word of English. I also wasn't that happy with the quality of the food. Plus, they did not accept credit cards. Everything had to be paid in cash. It goes to show that they're still primarily catering to the Chinese market.

The place still has ways to go before it can rival Las Vegas as a global gambling haven.

Scotty Graham said...

very nice photo...glad I ran into your blog....cheers, Scotty

Em Dy said...

Panaderos, I noticed that problem about credit cards too in most of Macau. One must definitely bring cash when traveling to Macau. With taxi drivers, we usually show pictures of where we want to go but most of the time, they still don't get it.

Scotty Graham, thanks.

chrome3d said...

It´s always day then? I bet it works if the customers are a bit drunk. This was an excellent pic and story. Thanks!

Em Dy said...

Chrome3d, drunk with alcohol or shopping perhaps?