Vancouver 2010

Posted at February 18, 2010

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DSCN2044 Athlete’s village. We provide them the amenities to keep in shape.

DSCN2048 This is a relic of the area’s industrial past, preserved among the glassy condos. No idea what it’ll be used for.

DSCN2066 The seawall through the Olympic Village is totally awesome. This is a bridge over a narrow inlet of water.

DSCN2059 The bridge again.

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360 degrees.

DSCN2135 Handing off the torch in English Bay.

First Nations representing.

DSCN2142 In addition to a torch bearer, she’s also a librarian at Joe Fortes. Pictured with my library card.

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DSCN2147 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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DSCN2158 Robson Square is awesome. Note the ending platform for the zipline.

DSCN2146 You can see the other end of the zipline here, over the courts. And if you squint, you can see people sliding across.

DSCN2185 And underneath the street, a rink.

DSCN2086 And by the rink, a stage (taken on a different day).

DSCN2183 And by the stage, stairs and seats.

DSCN2157 Back to the opening ceremonies. Ze crowd.

DSCN2154 This is what everyone was watching.

DSCN2162 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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DSCN2153 Christie! Advertizing her webcomic, Survive the Olympics. That is Muk Muk with a joint.

Soschi = WTF Sochi is lame.