Paris, Las Vegas Signage
Paris, Las Vegas
Paris Las Vegas is one of the many hotel and casinos on the Las Vegas Strip. Previously I've shared some of the amazing views from the top of the Eiffel Tower of Paris, Las Vegas, a story told through bursts of light and color. Today I'm sharing another piece of the Paris hotel/casino, the iconic Paris sign inspired by the Montgolfier balloon.
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What's the significance of the balloon?
The sign is a representation of the balloon, the Aerostat Réveillon, that was used in a demonstration that took place in Paris before King Louis XVI on September 19, 1783, conducted by the Montgolfier brothers, Joseph and Étienne. This demonstration was the first lighter than air flight with passengers, a rooster, a duck and a sheep. The balloon reached an altitude of more than 1,600 feet and went just under two miles.
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