Athlete’s village. We provide them the amenities to keep in shape.
This is a relic of the area’s industrial past, preserved among the glassy condos. No idea what it’ll be used for.
The seawall through the Olympic Village is totally awesome. This is a bridge over a narrow inlet of water.
The bridge again.
Handing off the torch in English Bay.
First Nations representing.
In addition to a torch bearer, she’s also a librarian at Joe Fortes. Pictured with my library card.
Protest! I’ve had it up to here, saying “Get lost, this is what we think of your ideas”.
THINK GLOBAL BUY LOCAL
Robson Square is awesome. Note the ending platform for the zipline.
You can see the other end of the zipline here, over the courts. And if you squint, you can see people sliding across.
And underneath the street, a rink.
And by the rink, a stage (taken on a different day).
And by the stage, stairs and seats.
Back to the opening ceremonies. Ze crowd.
This is what everyone was watching.
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.
Christie! Advertizing her webcomic, Survive the Olympics. That is Muk Muk with a joint.
Sochi is lame.
Stuff like this makes it hard to see the mascots as anything other than corporate tools.
The amount of Coke branding at this special restaurant in the Olympic store is scary.
But not as scary as
Coke House at Livecity Yaletown.
My favourite thing about Yaletown is how the old warehouses look nothing like Vancouver.
Livecity Yaletown stage.