Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Atlantis, Paradise Island in the Bahamas

The Bahamas
Paradise Island
Paradise Island contains some of the world's finest resorts and casinos, all surrounded by beautiful white-sand beaches and crystal-clear tropical waters! 

This postcard is postmarked in 2014 from the Bahamas. 

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The Atlantis Paradise Island is a resort and waterpark located on Paradise Island, The Bahamas. It officially opened in 1998.

Aquaventure Water Park:
Opened in 2007, the 141-acre (0.57 km2), 200-million-US-gallon (760,000 m3) Aquaventure combines slides, lazy rivers, and rapids into one large waterscape. The centerpiece of the attraction is the Power Tower which contains four waterslides. The slides include The Abyss, The Drop, The Falls and The Surge. Aquaventure also includes one of the Atlantis' most popular attractions, The Current which is a mile long, 3-million-US-gallon (11,000 m3) water ride complete with waves and artificial tidal surges.
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Here are a few more postcards from Atlantis...
Paradise Island, Bahamas

Royal Towers - Grand Opening celebration of the Royal Towers at Atlantis 1998.

I bought this one in 2008
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Atlantis, Paradise Island, Bahamas

Wish you were here?!?  You could be!!

Enter today for a chance to win a stay in the Iconic Bridge Suite

This advertising card is postmarked in 2009. 

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Yes, I entered, and no, I didn't win.  Bummer, I sure would LOVE to stay in that suite!  I love Atlantis and would recommend it to everyone! 
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Paradise Island, Bahamas

Atlantis Casino - Linking the towers and spanning a seven-acre lagoon, the Atlantis casino is an innovation in casino design.  Brilliant glass sculptures by Dale Chihuly infuse the casino with a vibrant, colorful energy.

I bought this postcard at Atlantis for $2.50 in 2010.

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I tried scanning this postcard several times so you could see a little of both effects from the 3-D images.  When you tilt it, the blue glass sculpture turns to a fire red sculpture that looks like the sun with twisted rays jutting out everywhere.  Also the ceiling is square and the  circles in the carpet turn to starburst looking suns and all the blue you see on the wall is an orange-red color.  It really is a beautiful postcard! 

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