“Come with me and you’ll be
In a world of pure imagination
Take a look and you’ll see
Into your imagination
– Pure Imagination, from “Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory”
The Venetian in Macau is rightly described by Google search as a “Vegas-style Venice-themed casino and resort.”
It’s got the works, from the opulent ceilings and halls, right down to the perpetually sunny “sky” and gondola rides.
Like Charlie given a “golden ticket” to the Chocolate Factory, visitors are given a sensory overload, and one can easily get sucked in. “No one ever gets out,” Charlie is warned.
One can get trapped in here too, specially in the casino downstairs. But, like Charlie who had a pure heart, one can pass the test. One can enjoy the painted “sky” and the gondolas while remembering that it is all make-believe. Pure imagination.