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Nice shots WestCoast! Great impression of the Olympics!

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Great job westcoast!!

Keep em comin....

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Here's a few samples from my own pedestrian view of the events.

The Flame making it's way towards the cualdron
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The indescribably density of the foot traffic
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People alight on any available surface, like migrating birds.
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Everyone is welcome. The streets are full of ushers, yelling to the visitors where to go to see the sights.
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The Olympic Cauldron is quite a sculpture. Larger than I expected.
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..and rather majestic looking
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It's not easy to get to one of the few spots to take unobstructed pictures, with this many people around
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The Olympic clock near the Vancouver Art Gallery is no logner counting down
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And the gallery itself is draped in a rather magnificent flowery motif
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A few opportunistic entrepreneurs perform a public service and make a few bucks at the same time
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It's probably as close to a city-wide carnival we're ever going to get :-)

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Hi Lah, was the fist pic of the cauldron through the fence/plexiglass or did you stand on one of those concrete "blocks"?
Nice pics.

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very cool guys.. I'll get some up as soon as I can

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Hi Kona,

that one is through the fence-opening. I now know how Neo felt when he fought all those Agent Smiths in the school-yard in the second Matrix movie...whew...not easy to get there..lol.

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Great captures LahLahSr! Vancouver sure seems like the place to be! I love the angle in number two. Looks like you used a somewhat circular lens.

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Nice, I love the reflection of Cathedral Place on the clock.
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Meanwhile on the other side...in fact, straight across the water right behind the Olympic Cauldron (10min on the SeaBus), we find Lonsdale Quay and Ambleside Beach also densely populated.

"The Russians have landed" would perhaps have struck terror in the hearts Vancouverites some decades ago, but today it was a reason to flock to the quay.

This massive mother of a ship was moored there, all for the sake of the Olympic Games.
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In fact ship traffic is up quite noticeably, as these younger revelers were able to see from their vantage point.
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Faces in the crowd…

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I don't want to hijack your thread but I got some Olympic picture on my own. Not my greatest work bu not bad either

Selling pins on the street
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Traffic Jam
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Shouting all day the direction to the Cauldron
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Olympic Cauldron #1
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Olympic Cauldron #2
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Olympic Cauldron #3
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Olympic Rings
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View off the sea
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Building's reflections
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Giant Ads
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Huge Canadian Flag
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What have I gotta do to make you love me ?
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Zip Liner
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Native-American
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Giant Ad # 2
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Ukrainian Supporter
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Protester shouting at the crowd
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Russian Supporter
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WTF?
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Pacifist
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Building Reflection #2
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Great photos!

I'll have to upload mine sometime this weekend. I've been too busy watching events on TV and catching up on sleep since getting back (I was only there for one day, but it's a long day with a ferry ride to & from the games).

Unfortunately I don't end up with as many photos as I'd like due to rain, but I did get a few of the torch (at night), and the rings were golden for Ashleigh McIvor when I shot them. :)

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Hey guys, new to the forum!
Check out my pictures of Vancouver 2010 on my blog: http://projectlad.blogspot.com[/url]


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Excellent thread, keep them coming :lol:


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A very successful Olympics by any measure. Canada won the most GOLD medals of any country with 14.
- Watching a Hockey game outside
- Athletes Village
- Russian Pavilion
Next winter games go to Sochi in 2014…

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