My Olympics Part 1a – The Pre-Game Show

I am finally able to sit down and put together a post about my Olympic adventures! It has only been a few days, but I’ve taken a ridiculous amount of pictures (that’s what you get when you carry two cameras with you), so it’s been hard to sort through them and decide what to share. I think I will try and upload them all to my Flickr site – I’ll let you know when I do 🙂 But for now, I’ll give you a taste of what I’ve been up to over the past 5 days.


Thursday, February 11th

After finishing up my last midterm before the Olympic break, I made my way to see some Olympic sites, even though the Games weren’t starting until the next day. It may have been a rainy, dreary day, but I didn’t let that get me down! First stop – City Hall.


Then I took a free ride on the Bombardier Street Car that was brought in just for the Olympics. It’s running between the Olympic Village and Granville Island. There’s hope we’ll introduce street cars in Vancouver as an eco-friendly transit option.




Granville Island was my destination.


Where I spotted the House Of Switzerland.




Then I made my way into the market.


The market is a feast for the foodie eyes!





Canadian pride was everywhere.


I finally settled on something interesting for lunch.


A French Onion Soup Pot Pie.




Then it was time to enjoy the company of some pigeons.


While sipping on a coconut hot chocolate.


And enjoying the view.


Some more wandering around Granville Island, where I came upon some totem pole carving.



And a series of portraits of famous Canadians.



Then it was time to head into downtown across the Cambie Street Bridge, to take in the views of False Creek.


Specifically, the Olympic Village.




The police were patrolling the waterways.


The Canadians have made their presence known in the Olympic Village.


Picture taking and videotaping are popular pass times these days.


I passed by BC Place Stadium – home of the Opening, Closing, and Victory Ceremonies (and alot of security screening).


And then….well, you’ll have to come back for Part 1b of my Olympic Experience 😉


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14 Comments on “My Olympics Part 1a – The Pre-Game Show”

  1. February 17, 2010 at 2:24 am #

    yayyyyyyyyy! so much fun!! i thoroughly enjoyed reading this, Marianne! Thank you!

  2. February 17, 2010 at 3:44 am #

    I loved looking at your pics. I was in Van last summer… I LOVE Granville Market!

  3. February 17, 2010 at 5:29 am #

    Love your photos! Looks like an amazing adventure!

  4. February 17, 2010 at 5:43 am #

    Wow, I cannot imagine having the Olympics anywhere near me! Glad you are able to enjoy it all–thanks for sharing!

  5. adrienmelaine
    February 17, 2010 at 7:19 am #

    Looks like tons of fun! I was over just the other weekend when it was sunny and bright- such a fun place you live in right now!

  6. February 17, 2010 at 7:22 am #

    How cool that you are so close to the Olympics!

  7. February 17, 2010 at 8:44 am #

    There must be SO much to see right now in your nook of the woods. Thanks for sharing….

  8. marie
    February 17, 2010 at 10:25 am #

    Thanks for posting these! Ienjoyed looking at them.

  9. February 17, 2010 at 11:20 am #

    How AMAZING!!! That looks so cool! I have a question…you said you came across the house of switerzland…does every country have a “house” or a residence??

  10. February 17, 2010 at 1:00 pm #

    So cool! How was the coconut hot chocolate? It sounds kind of amazing…

  11. February 17, 2010 at 2:24 pm #

    Best post ever! How fun!! The Olympics are exciting to watch but to actually BE there must be amazing!

  12. February 17, 2010 at 3:21 pm #

    Oh man, I am going to be dreaming about that berry display–gorgeous!
    Can’t wait for the next installment of the Olympic Experience:)


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