Last Leg of Torch Relay

Sunday, March 28th, 2010 :: 8:39 pm

Going back to Feb. 12th, the first day of the Olympics, and that also means that the Olympic torch relay is passing through the heart of Vancouver, downtown!

I’ve seen the torch at UBC already, but since it was a nice day without rain, how could I miss this opportunity! I followed the torch that day on the online streaming webcam, and rushed into downtown when it was being carried across False Creek. I got there with about 10 minutes before the torch rolled through, and wedged myself right on the side of the street to actually see it pass right in front of me – quite the luck!

By the time the torch ended up in its final cauldron in front of QE Theatre, the entire street corner had been packed! See for yourself!

Passing of flame

Torch Relay handoff

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Instructions to the upcoming torch bearer

Torch bearer

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Crowd awaiting the torch rounding the corner

Torch Relay Downtown Vancouver

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Never short of cameras

Torch Relay cameras

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The torch is in sight, coming up on Robson

Torch Relay Downtown Vancouver

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Police getting some attention as well

Torch Relay Police

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Torch Relay Police

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The atmosphere is great

Torch Relay Crowd

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Some final instructions and turning on the torch

Torch bearer

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Torch Relay Downtown Vancouver

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The flame is in sight!

Torch Relay Downtown Vancouver

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Torch Relay Downtown Vancouver

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“Look ma! I have the Olympic flame!”

Torch Relay Downtown Vancouver

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Proud moment

Torch Relay Downtown Vancouver

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Olympic torch

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I was lucky enough to get a clean shot above the crowd!

Olympic flame exchange

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Passed on!

Olympic flame exchange

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Torch Relay Downtown Vancouver

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Previous torch bearer looking on as the torch passes through Georgia

Torch Relay Downtown Vancouver

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We’re never short on people

Torch Relay Downtown Vancouver

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Torch Relay Downtown Vancouver

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Big crowd waiting at Georgia and Hamilton

Torch Relay Downtown Vancouver

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Torch Relay Downtown Vancouver

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I ran from my first torch exchange position to here… and the torch is in sight again! :-D

Torch Relay Downtown Vancouver

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My failed attempt at capturing the flame passing by the crowd… because I forgot to switch from MF to AF, and had to hold it far above my head :-(

Torch Relay Downtown Vancouver

Shutter speed: 1/250s / Aperture: f/4.0 / Focal: 10mm / ISO: 500

Torch Relay Downtown Vancouver

Shutter speed: 1/500s / Aperture: f/4.0 / Focal: 10mm / ISO: 500

Torch Relay Downtown Vancouver

Shutter speed: 1/250s / Aperture: f/4.0 / Focal: 10mm / ISO: 500

Torch Relay Downtown Vancouver

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Torch Relay Downtown Vancouver

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Since the torch bearer was way too far from where I was.. this was the second best view of the lighting of the community cauldron!

Lighting of community cauldron

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Plenty of youngsters around

Torch Relay Downtown Vancouver

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Sea of red

Torch Relay Downtown Vancouver

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Torch Relay Downtown Vancouver

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Georgia is Packed!

Torch Relay Downtown Vancouver

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Torch Relay Downtown Vancouver

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I see you too!

Torch Relay Downtown Vancouver

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Torch Relay Downtown Vancouver

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Lady with cool glasses :-)

Canadian Glasses

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Canadian pride!

Canadian Glasses

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2 Responses to “Last Leg of Torch Relay”

  1. gg Says:

    第一张因为温度扭曲的背景让我想到了小时候等吃烘山芋时候路人扭曲的脸。厉害!

  2. a70 Says:

    哇! 還蠻遠的聯想, 但有這樣的小時候回憶真好!

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