Its been a while since my last post, and I thought that I would post a few pictures taken on Day 11 of the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games. It was nice to get out and enjoy a very spring-like Vancouver in the middle of February.
The Cauldron in Coal Harbour
more photos after the break.
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Better late than never, here are some of my photos from day 105 of the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games. On day 105, the torch passed through Deer Lake Park on its way to Vancouver.
The next torch runner waits for the flame to arrive
Here comes the flame.
The torch “kiss”
The opportunity to see the torch along Deer Lake Parkway outside of Burnaby city hall afforded some nice views of the torch relay. Lots of office workers emptied out of their cubicles to wait in the rain for the torch to pass.
Here is a quick post with a few of my favorite pictures from the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympic torch relay. The relay went through my neighbourhood, so it was nice to get out and take the family to see the torch go by.
The Torch arrives, and is passed to the next torch bearer.
A heavy Police presence to ensure safe passage of the flame.
The Olympic Flame
And its gone.
This is just a few of the vehicles involved in the convoy. The bus carries torch bearers along the route after their run.
Stay tuned for pics from Day 105 (Feb 11th) and my summary post on the torch relay. You can view more pictures from Day 103 in my flickr stream.
I thought I’d share a couple of my photos from the 2010 Vancouver Olympic Torch relay as the torch arrived at Holland Park in Surrey, BC. (a 15 minute walk from my house). It was pretty cool to see the torch with 30,000 other revelers. I plan to do a more in depth post to summarize the 2010 Torch run experience.
Thousands of People flooding Old Yale Road and King George Highway Boulevard
One of the Coca-Cola Buses that make up the torch relay motorcade
The Flame Arrives
As quickly as it came, the flame passes by.
There are many more photos from Day 102 of the torch relay in North Surrey in my flickr stream, and stay tuned for photos from Day 103, 105 and my summary post.
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I had the opportunity to head out to the airport and check out the new LED Olympic rings at the Vancouver Internation Airport last night. I was amazed at just how bright the rings are, and they are running on LED’s so we are not going to be flushing away a lot of money.
I was a little disappointed that the rings were not in colour, as they are capable of changing colours, but since its been running for a few days, its likely less distracting to drivers to leave it in white.
If you’re in Richmond, or near the airport, take a drive around the loop upto the departures, and you’ll get an impressive view of the rings, and they are very very bright.
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Its a happy day, one that I have been looking forward to now for quite some time. The self serving, lying residents of West Vancouver who are opposed to the over land route for the Sea to Sky highway finally were removed from the bluffs — by the Police.
Now let me give you some history here. When this fight first started over a year ago, there were plans to build a bunch of luxury homes and a golf course on the West Vancouver city website. Now if the Eagele Ridge Bluffs are such enviromentally sensitive lands, why would they want to build a Golf course of all things?
The media found these plans on the city of West Vancouver website and they were quickly removed. Now the Eagle Ridge whack jobs claim that the plans for the Golf course were “A Campbell Government mistruth”. I don’t think so!
A lot of these protesters live near the bluffs, and obviously have something to loose. (Property value for one) by having the highway so close to their homes. It bothers me that they would use the enviroment as their cause when it is obviously a case of NIMBY. A small group of residents would rather the provice spend an additional 100 million dollars just so we don’t ruin the views of their multi million dollar homes.
Kudo’s to the supreme court of BC, the West Vancouver Police, and the Province of British Columbia. Its nice to see a goverment that dosen’t cave in when approached by the smallest of special interest groups. I for one prefer to see the needs of the few put aside for the majority, and the future economic prosperity of the province.
I will say however, that I do feel somewhat sorry for the few old hippies that came out from Vancouver to be arrested. They were told that they are trying to save the bluffs for enviromental reasons, when in fact it is actually just rich West Vancouver people who want to save their property value. I noticed that a lot of West Vancouver protesters decided not to get arrested, instead letting the real enviromentalists take the fall instead.
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