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Monday, February 15, 2010

Olympic Fever

The 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver have officially begun! After watching the opening ceremonies on TV last Friday, the boy and I--along with his brothers and best friend--ventured downtown for all the excitement; we just wanted to walk around and soak up the atmosphere. Revelers wearing red and white were out in full force to celebrate in spite of the rain. My camera died shortly before we arrived at the Olympic flame near the Vancouver Convention Centre (lit by Wayne Gretzky!), but here's a glimpse of what we saw that night.

Walking past the Vancouver Art Gallery in the rain.


Since December, Robson Square has been transformed into a free skating rink open to the public. On opening ceremonies night, a live band was playing.


The light show at Robson Square


This grove of "lantern trees" on Granville is just one of the many sculptures and pieces of public art on display.


A crowd gathered at Granville and Robson around midnight. I took this photo from the window of the Winners upstairs, and even though I was inside and two storeys up, I could still hear all the chants and cheers. The excitement was palpable. The Olympics are in town!!

16 comments:

  1. Definitely interesting. It's weird being here and seeing everyone in Vancouver. I know I didn't like a lot of things that happened. I can't say that I wanted the Olympics but they are here and I am proud to be Canadian and be rooting for Canada. It's time someone paid us attention!

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  2. I lovee the Olympics being here... I wish it would last forever. The excitement is so exhilarating and so addictive!

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  3. you live in vanouver that's too cool! a friend of mine goes to ubc and i guess she gets a break when the olympics are on! lucky

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  4. Ahhhh I love Vancouver. I was born and halfway raised there - I miss it so much!

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  5. cool! ;) Must be kinda crazy!

    oh and to respond to your comment- to layer two cardigans and not get too much bulk, I usually choose 1 thin one 1 thick one, or two thin cardigans...

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  6. So exciting!
    Really fab pics, darling!

    xoxox,
    CC

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  7. It has been so crazy, seriousy! and I love it, but need earplugs to sleep, lol.

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  8. i like the canada scarf from your last post : D are there any left in stores?

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  9. Danielle, do I look like an HBC inventory employee? ;-) I have no clue.

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  10. OMG!! Are you serious? That's SO COOL! I'm totally jealous. Totally. Enjoy all the craziness and amazingness!

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  11. Awesome! Vancouver must be so much fun right now.

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  12. Wow that crowd looks INSANE!! Must have been fun to walk around in!

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  13. wow! that crowd!! that's unreal! i love going downtown and taking it all it. it's so exciting!!

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  14. Wow! it must be super exciting in Vancouver right now:) The Olympics fever is on! :)
    Take some photos if you go:)

    xx
    Mimi

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  15. All of you fabulous Canadians are covering the Games in such a fun way. Love the pics!

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