Downtown – Feb 12

Monday, March 29th, 2010 :: 11:54 pm

Continuing from the same day of the torch relay, I toured downtown within a 2 block radius to absorb all the Olympic festivities atmosphere, after all, it’s the opening day of the Olympics!

I can still remember the day… there were people bustling everywhere.. it was the first time that I had seen downtown Vancouver come alive. People shouting “Go Canada Go!” and singing the anthem, and a sea of red clothes. I headed down to the GE plaza to see what was going on. Zip-liners, people watching performances, ice skaters, and many many people taking photos.

To be continued…

Canada Jerseys

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Downtown Vancouver 2010

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Olympic Superstore corner is packed

Downtown Vancouver 2010

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Downtown Vancouver 2010

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Downtown Vancouver 2010

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Downtown Vancouver 2010

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First nations house in front of Art Gallery

First Nations House

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And the first wave of protests start

Poverty Olympics Protest

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Ahh… when the opening ceremonies were just 3 hours away

Olympics 2010 Countdown Clock

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Downtown Vancouver 2010

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Downtown Vancouver 2010

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Quite the sight

Downtown Vancouver 2010

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Vancouver 2010 Poster

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GE Plaza

GE Plaza

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Watching the zip-liners fly overhead

Ziplining GE Plaza

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Ziplining GE Plaza

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Ziplining GE Plaza

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Ziplining GE Plaza

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First Nations performance

First Nations performance

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First Nations performance

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First Nations performance

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First Nations performance

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First Nations performance

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This was pretty cool – send an e-postcard to yourself!

GE Plaza postcard

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GE Plaza

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Setting up for a special performance… to be continued

GE Plaza Ice Show

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