The Venetian, home of the High End Hifi exhibitors at the CES
I had not visited the CES Show in 16 years, so during that time Las Vegas had a chance to change quite a bit, and although some of the iconic buildings are still there by name, most have been significantly upgraded, and many more have been built since!
From an architectural point of view, you have to give credit to the architects and builders involved, as the quality of construction is second to none, and in particular the quality of the finishes, the "Palme d'Or" going to the Bellagio and the Venetian, with "Honours" for the Paris, although quite tacky, still quite an achievement.
But I hear you say, what this has to do with HiFi?
Well not much really, but my real job takes me to deal with a lot of great architects "down under" and in Europe previously, so these things always catch my eye.
Now, over the next few posts, I will try to give you a good report on what caught my ears, and at time my eyes as well at the CES - only what I saw at the Venetian -and at the more esoteric side show: T.H.E. Show at the nearby Flamingos.
Born in France, well travelled, relocated to Sydney in 1997.