Friday, February 19, 2010

Morning Commute at the XXI Olympic Winter Games

Sunrise from Downtown Vancouver 

I love getting to work the Winter Olympic Games and these games in Vancouver are no exception.  The days are long but the rewards are many.  It's a ten minute walk form my lodging in Downtown Vancouver to my secret hiding place where, under lock and key and the shadow of a gargantuan safe, I disseminate event tickets to some of the good folk who generously sponsor these Games.

Here's a few shots from my morning commute.  All ten minutes of it.  If I linger just long enough and that Pacific Coast weather is feeling generous - I get a little shot of sunrise - the only light I usually see the entire day.  When I finally emerge from my ticket cave - the sun has long set.

As breathtaking as it is here - I am already longing for my prairie views and looking forward to coming home soon!

The Olympic Flame lights the early morning at Canada Place on the waterfront in downtown Vancouver

Street art near Canada Place Way

Coal Harbour - flushed with boats of all kinds.  Many people attending the Olympics either commute by boat are use them as a hotel.

Crowds gather at a Live Site near Robson Street

all photos©trryan February 2010

8 comments:

Loree said...

Gorgeous pictures. I especially like the first one.

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Great photographs.
With your job I bet you a much sought after guy.

jen laceda said...

I love Vancouver! If only it was just next door to Toronto. LOL!

Paz said...

The first picture looks like a painting. BEAUTIFUL!

Lana Gramlich said...

That top shot is just stunning, hon.

Susan said...

Vancouver's been on my list for awhile---this post got me more excited! Nice pics!

Kathiesbirds said...

TR, your view of the games is the best one for me!

Louisiana said...

hi, i'm Donnis friend and she sent us here from fb lol...wonderful pics, i cannot believe how beautiful they are...Vancouver's beauty was captured alright ;)

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