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Old February 12th, 2010, 08:55 AM   #1
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Random Shots:Vancouver Olympics 2010



This thread is intended for street level photos during the olympics

The olympic torch bearer passed through our street today so I was able to take these photos..

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Some random shots taken today despite the rain.

the Olympic village
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Old February 12th, 2010, 09:10 AM   #2
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BC Place where the opening and closing ceremonies will be held.

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Canada Hockey Place (GM Place)

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Old February 12th, 2010, 09:19 AM   #3
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Random shots..

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Old February 12th, 2010, 09:28 AM   #4
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Old February 12th, 2010, 09:48 AM   #5
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more random shots ...

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Canada Line train (the airport - downtown Vancouver line)....

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Old February 12th, 2010, 11:18 AM   #6
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Very nice new photos, capricorn...
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Old February 12th, 2010, 11:41 AM   #7
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You call that winter Olympics? Where is the snow?
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Old February 12th, 2010, 12:22 PM   #8
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You call that winter Olympics? Where is the snow?
Agree i think it's the rain Olympics...it's snowing up at the alpine venues, downtown Vancouver being devoid of snow is no big deal as long as that cold white stuff keeps falling up at Whistler the IOC will be happy and worry free.
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Old February 12th, 2010, 03:10 PM   #9
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Doesn't look very wintry.

Winter olympics should be in winter sport locations and not big cities without snow.
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Old February 12th, 2010, 04:50 PM   #10
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Doesn't look very wintry.

Winter olympics should be in winter sport locations and not big cities without snow.
But then again.. Vancouver was chosen back in 2002. It's not like the IOC expected to see this. Vancouver had nice snowy winters back then. No one could've expected the snow to be this scarce 8 years ago.
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Old February 12th, 2010, 04:52 PM   #11
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And great photos capricorn! Hope you snap more photos during the olympics
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Old February 12th, 2010, 09:28 PM   #12
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thanks guys for your comments.
T'is true Vancouver hasn't have a snow this winter as I mentioned on my other thread, in fact I uploaded a photo of a spring blossom which I shot Feb. 9. Could we blame Mother Nature for giving too much snow in the East Coast but none in the West?
Anyways, all the venues in Vancouver are indoor except one - the Cypress Mountain (ski resort) which is located close to West Vancouver. I heard that as the the ski resort has not enough snow due to warm conditions that set in in late January, Vanoc organizers trucked in snow from other mountains. They even used helicopter to fly in more snow.
The photo below was taken in Feb. 9. As you can see, there' snow alright but that's not exactly where Cypress mountain is. It is to the left....

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Old February 13th, 2010, 12:52 AM   #13
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Interestingly beautiful set of photos.
yes, I agree, Vancouver has'nt have a real snow this winter and that's dismal cos of the Olympics. I can see to where I live the slope of Grouse mountain ski resort and it has barely snow. This resort anyway is not one of the venues.
thanks @ capricorn for your effort and may you upload some more.
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nice set of photos.
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Great photos! And GO TEAM CANADA!
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Old February 14th, 2010, 07:06 AM   #16
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thank you kingsway, aster4000 & chadoh25 for your comments....

Shots on Thursday night with torch bearer Michael Buble...

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Old February 14th, 2010, 07:15 AM   #17
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more on Michael Buble.....

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Old February 14th, 2010, 07:51 AM   #18
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Friday's early morning shots at Burrard & Davie streets...

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49. back to the hospital (St Paul's)

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Old February 14th, 2010, 10:33 AM   #19
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For once again, great very nice photos from Vancouver
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Old February 14th, 2010, 10:36 AM   #20
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Friday's opening ceremony
some random shots taken from live telecast....

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