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Skater Denny Morrison of Canada

Union Pacific 2001 leads CSX Q131 through La Rue, Ohio.

 

This is a view from Coal Harbour in downtown Vancouver across the Burrard Inlet towards Stanley Park, North Vancouver and the mountains. You can see the Olympic rings lit up in the Burrard Inlet.

 

About this photo: On Saturday we went to downtown Vancouver to see some of the Christmas and Olympic decorations. I absolutely wanted to take a photo of the Olympic rings lit up in the Burrard Inlet. After it got dark, no lights on the rings and someone told us that they wouldn't come on until 9.00pm. We didn't have time that night to stay that long, so we started walking back towards the Canada Place.

 

All of a sudden I looked across the water and there they were all lit up!

I set up my tripod and camera as quick as I could and took a few photos. It was pretty windy and some photos turned out a bit blurry. About 5 minutes later the lights went off again and that was the end of my photo taking of the Olympic rings. I didn't have my zoomlens with me either, but at least I got a couple of photos that turned out decent. We will go back some time to take some photos of these beautiful rings.

 

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~Camera Settings:

*Camera Model: Sony DSLR A200

*Focal Length: 22mm

*F-Number: F/10

*Exposure Time: 25 sec.

*ISO Speed: ISO-100

*Exposure Program: Shutter Priority (S)

*Exposure Compensation (E/V): -1.0 step

 

Thank you for dropping by and I hope you like this photo!

Ann :-)

  

Some information Vancouver: Vancouver is known as one of the most beautiful cities in the world. Vancouver is Canada's third largest city and is located at the Pacific Ocean on a peninsula surrounded by water and the mountains. Vancouver is considered a pretty clean and safe city with a great variety of shops, museums, theatre, outdoor activities (hiking, walking, kayaking, sailing, skiing on the local mountains in the winter) and more. Walking around Stanley Park is a favourite thing to do for tourist and locals alike. This beautiful park extends from the city centre of Vancouver almost to the North Shore. With wonderful views of the mountains and the ocean around every corner, downtown Vancouver is one of the most picturesque cities in the world. Walk along Robson Street, the most popular shopping street. Experience Chinatown with the different kinds of building and stores, walk on the beaches of English Bay and the seawall of Stanley Park, enjoy a walk in Gastown with the old steam clock and the many gift shops.

 

Look out for some Hollywood film sets as Vancouver is used for many big Hollywood movies and shows. That's why you might hear that Vancouver is called "Hollywood North". Here are some examples of shows and movies that were/are filmed here: "The X-Files", "Dark Angel", "Stargate-SG1", "The 6th Day", "Kiss of the Dragon", "Small Ville", "The Twilight Saga" and many more. Then there is also the Canada Place, the stadiums, the Harbour Lookout, the Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden, Science World, the Vancouver Art Gallery and much more! All of these attractions are located within minutes from the city centre.

 

Vancouver is also popular in the winter for winter activities. There are 3 local mountains where you can do any type of winter sport. There is Grouse Mountain, most famous for it's stunning views over the city and fresh powder snow. Grouse Mountain is accessible by skyride...this is a big airtram that will take you up to the top of the mountain. Mount Seymour and Cypress Mountain are famous too and you also get wonderful views from the top of these mountains. As you can see...Vancouver has lots to offer. The Winter Olympics in 2010 will be hosted by Vancouver as well.

2010 Winter Olympic is ended. The Olympic Line street car on loan to City of Vancouver will be removed later.

 

I took the last chance to take a ride on the memorial street car. It is a nice experience.

 

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where are the roller skating ?

(speed ring in the park created for the 1968 Winter Olympics)

 

expo "RéTROsPectiVe "first year Flickr""

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In Winter Norway the blue hour comes very early. This was taken at 4 in the afternoon, from across the frozen lake. In the background the ski jumps of the 1994 Olympics can be seen.

BW version I captured from the Vancouver Olympics 2010 I just found, I believe the last of the series.. I liked the slight optical illusion in this pic..

My first Explore!! Funny did not know what it meant until now!! Thank you all for your comments!

These "medals" were enjoyed by children yesterday, celebrating Canada's 10 gold medals, won so far. The strings are made of licorice. Thanks to Sandra who supervised the making of these treats:) Go Canada Go!! Thanks for your visits:)

I am heading to Squamish with Pierre and Sachiya to see our friend, Joy. All are flickr friends.

Have a wonderful weekend everyone.

Each night of the winter Olympics the Vancouver sky was lit up with a fantastic lightshow. I was lucky enough to catch it one of the nights that I was up there. I didn't get the best shots of it, and I'm wishing I had shot this from a different area of the city, but sometimes you gotta go with what you got.

Sunrise in Olympic stadium is beautiful each morning. (Pre-games)

An Olympic hotel used in 1984 for the Winter games. This reminded me of what i imagine the hotel from the shining to be if it was left for near on 30 years. The old rusty chairs moved slowly in what turned out to be quite a chill wind (hadnt taken the altitude into consideration while choosing clothing)

 

The cloud just appeared after getting to the top of the mountain creating some atmosphere (10mins later the blue skies had replaced it)

 

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consistently voted as one of the best cities to live in . worldwide

 

see this link to see why .. Vancouver city HD time lapse video

   

the Vancouver Canucks are today top of the NHL :)

 

this is the view from the Olympic village site

Practicing for the winter 100 meter freestyle. Sadly, I didn't make the team.

 

Photo by Mark Knobil (mknobil)

Whenever Canada wins a Gold Medal in the Olympics, the Vancouver Olympic flame is re-lit for the day. Last night it was to honor the Women's Curling Team and the Women's Hockey Team--tonight it honors the Men's Curling Team and the Gold & Silver Medals in Women's Ski Cross. Congratulations to all!

 

An HDR image taken during the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics and brought forward...

I went and shot some boarders. Not all the best quality, but I didn't do anything to correct white balance or anything else.

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