Family and the Olympics
My Cousin is "gliding" - walking by holding onto
furniture and scaring
his parents as he tries to go from one island to the next. He
isn't quite up to independent walking yet, but you get the feeling it
is coming soon.
The Olympics have been a long time coming and
they are finally here. I decided to wander around and check out
some of the features. It's the Vancouver I remember, but a little
different. The zip line across Robson Square is cool -
apparently the line up was 6 hours on Saturday. The line up to
get into the Bay (olympic store) was steady at 30 to 45 minutes.
The Olympic cauldron was nice to see - you can't get very close, but
perhaps that makes it look better.
Granville Street around Robson is closed and people
mass there to see the "lanterns". The sea wall swarms with
On some of the old expo site (soon to be condo's)
there are a number of "houses" - Quebec house (the giant Q),
Saskatchwan house (the dome) and Ontario House (the string
art). The houses don't have that much inside - usually some
sort of food service showing off local wine and food. There is
usually a photo display of local tourist attractions. Sochi House
(Science World) has a large display by the 2014 winter Olympic site in
Sochi, Russia. My favorite house was Northern Canada House - they
had taxidermy models of northern animals you have your photo
Every night there is a small fireworks display in False Creek.
The fireworks happens in concert with a laser display that shines
images onto a spray of water. It's all very impressive.
Tags: Vancouver(3), city(3), fireworks(2), flag(1), architectural decoration(1), art(1)
From: John Harvey Photo > Blogs for 2020 to 2005 > February 2010
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