Friday, February 26, 2010

Olympic Torch, Vancouver, BC

Some people have complained that the Olympic Torch was behind a chainlink fence, so that it could not be photographed nicely. So the organizers quickly moved the fence in and allowed people to go to the top of a nearby building for a good view. This viewing area had long line-ups.

These two solutions still did not fix everything so VANOC removed some of the chainlink and put up plexiglass.

So off I went to see it.

At the bottom of Granville St I found a sign that pointed us to the west. Then, as I joined the mass of people, no doubt heading to the cauldron too, I heard a young lady up on a lifeguard stand announcing through her megaphone that we were getting close and to keep heading west.

The current of humanity encountered one more "lifeguard" before we finally arrived. Was it worth it? The torch is definitely beautiful, however the immediate surroundings did leave something to be desired. But no one was complaining. Everyone was so happy. What a great day!

I didn't even bother to cross the street. It was just too busy. Can you see the viewing area on the left?

Using the telephoto lens on my camera I was able to get rid of a lot of the "extras". Too bad the mountains had so little snow on them or this would have been much nicer. It was a bit late in the afternoon, so everything is a bit dark, including the supports below, which are actually quite clear.

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