Vancouver 2010

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Athlete’s village. We provide them the amenities to keep in shape.

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This is a relic of the area’s industrial past, preserved among the glassy condos. No idea what it’ll be used for.

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The seawall through the Olympic Village is totally awesome. This is a bridge over a narrow inlet of water.

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The bridge again.

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360 degrees.

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Handing off the torch in English Bay.


First Nations representing.

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In addition to a torch bearer, she’s also a librarian at Joe Fortes. Pictured with my library card.

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Protest! I’ve had it up to here, saying “Get lost, this is what we think of your ideas”.

THINK GLOBAL BUY LOCAL
THINK GLOBAL BUY LOCAL

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Robson Square is awesome. Note the ending platform for the zipline.

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You can see the other end of the zipline here, over the courts. And if you squint, you can see people sliding across.

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And underneath the street, a rink.

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And by the rink, a stage (taken on a different day).

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And by the stage, stairs and seats.

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Back to the opening ceremonies. Ze crowd.

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This is what everyone was watching.

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The crowd was so huge that the police had to shut down the street. But for a little while, buses were squeezing down the narrow lane between people on the sidewalk and people on the street.

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Christie! Advertizing her webcomic, Survive the Olympics. That is Muk Muk with a joint.

Soschi = WTF
Sochi is lame.

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Stuff like this makes it hard to see the mascots as anything other than corporate tools.

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The amount of Coke branding at this special restaurant in the Olympic store is scary.

But not as scary as

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Coke House at Livecity Yaletown.

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My favourite thing about Yaletown is how the old warehouses look nothing like Vancouver.

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Livecity Yaletown stage.

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