Saturday, May 18, 2013

Black & White Reflections - Branson Landing

Branson, Missouri is to Christian Evangelicals what Las Vegas is for those of us with fewer scruples.  Branson has nice hotels, good restaurants, shows presenting music, comedy, and drama of all kinds.  What is not here is organized gambling, legalized prostitution, entertainment valued for vulgarity and shock value.  

In the center of Branson is an old fashioned train station serving 2 excursions a day.  It goes out of town to just into the state of Arkansas to see a few surviving wooden trestles, then  reverses direction and returns.  In case you wondered how they do this, there is an engine on each end of the train.  It lasts an hour and one half.  

But I digress from my photograph.  Those who have visited Las Vegas probably enjoyed the elaborate fountains set to music at the Bellagio Hotel and Casino.  Along the river in the center of Branson is the Branson Landing,  At regular intervals a row of fountains sends water dancing into the sky, punctuated by bursts of fireworks.  It may not be as grand as the Bellagio but it looks pretty darn good, especially at night.  It is worth seeing and not so much as a gosh darn is heard as a discouraging word


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20 comments:

Leedslass said... [Reply to comment]

Branson looks a lovely place to visit. Gorgeous fountain display.

Yogi♪♪♪ said... [Reply to comment]

Branson is a nice place to visit. I remember you also called it the Baptist Las Vegas. I love the fountains, it is quite a show.

I doubt we'll be going to Las Vegas anytime soon. It's just not us.

Snowcatcher said... [Reply to comment]

I've always heard Branson is a great place to take a family. I'm no fan of Vegas, so this sounds like a doable stop if I ever get out that way!

'Tsuki said... [Reply to comment]

What a beautiful fountain... Those water shoot are so nice... and refreshing !

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said... [Reply to comment]

It is a pretty fountain. We are the only people in the whole world who ever stayed in Branson and saw not a single show (except for the fountain and people watching and the beautiful fall colors in the hills around it).

HansHB said... [Reply to comment]

Nice post for the B&W theme!

YrHmblHst said... [Reply to comment]

Man, that train is FAST... from Missouri to Arizona in an hour and a half!?! ;)

YrHmblHst said... [Reply to comment]

Man, that train is FAST... from Missouri to Arizona in an hour and a half!?! ;)

Taken For Granted said... [Reply to comment]

Great photo of the fountain and it's reflection.

Rosemary said... [Reply to comment]

Arizona Bill? Arkansas, surely.

Mariane said... [Reply to comment]

Wow .. that is a great B&W photo - it looks like the water beams reach the clouds there. Splendid work!!

Have a great weekend,

kind regards
Mariane
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Dragonstar said... [Reply to comment]

Nicely composed photo, and I love your words ;)

Laura said... [Reply to comment]

wonderful contrasts in your photo!

Julie Huston said... [Reply to comment]

Great photo, I may make it one day to Branson.

Robert Nicolaescu said... [Reply to comment]

Beautiful shot!

Scudds Harrison said... [Reply to comment]

That looks like a lovely place to visit. Thank for sharing.

Have a lovely weekend!
Scudds x

BlossomFlowerGirl said... [Reply to comment]

Very striking.

edenhills said... [Reply to comment]

Beautiful! It's been quite a few years since I've been to Branson. I probably wouldn't recognize anything anymore, but we always had a good time.

rebecca said... [Reply to comment]

such a nice picture.. the way it was being edit..;)

Happy Wordless Wednesday! My entry is here.

Beth F said... [Reply to comment]

I've always wanted to see Branson.