Olympic Fever 2

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Things are very exciting here on the west coast of British Columbia.  You don’t have to be at the Olympic events to feel the energy and camaraderie.  This weekend I went downtown just to feel part of it all.  I had a good look at the Olympic flame which was inspirational.  The whole of downtown is decorated for the Olympics and everyone is wearing a big smile. I love hearing all the different languages being spoken and everyone wearing their county’s logos. It was fun to watch the zip liners. People will wait in line for up to 5 hours to fly through the air above the crowd.

Olympic flame zip lining

We have been so lucky to have such fine weather to show off our beautiful city.  The cherry blossoms are in bloom as well as the daffodils.  Our Art Gallery is decorated to look like a Monet garden.  The First Nations pavilion has some excellent artwork, dance displays and always a warm friendly welcome.

art gallery Artists at work

I also visited the City of Richmond and waited in line for one hour and fifteen minutes to get into the Dutch Heineken House.  But it was worth it as I enjoyed mingling with the Dutch people and having a fantastic cup of Dutch hot chocolate.  (I actually don’t drink beer!)  I walked down BC Street, sampled some ice wine and viewed the amazing ice painting. I also watched the ice carving competition.  Those guys are incredible.

ice sculpture Хайнекен

There has been so much to see and do, and much of it is free.   I am happy to be able to see first hand how an event like this can bring the world together.

Самый большой канадский флаг cherry blossoms

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5 комментариев на «Olympic Fever 2»

  1. CAHE4KA говорит:

    Hi Darlene,
    I am excited about almost anything about the Olympic games.
    I wish I were in Vancouver right now.
    I would say the Olympic games is once in a lifetime event, but I cannot. Now I now many people who lived in Calgary in 1988, participated in the 15th Olympic games fever and went to Vancouver to watch the Olympics there.
    I cannot even imagine how great is to take part in such amazing party.
    I would be grateful to you if you uploaded some more pictures of the city and the people who came there to support their countries and their teams.

  2. Darlene говорит:

    Thank you. I will try to send more pictures. It really is fantastic to be here right now. I also lived in Calgary when the Olympics were there so I have been very lucky.

  3. Elena K. говорит:

    Dear Darlene,
    thank you very much for your cheerful post!!
    It is very interesting to know what occurs in Vancouver being so far (in Kazakhstan)!!!
    I can only imagine what air is now in the Olympic games, which is filled by Live Energy, Pleasure an Experiences simultaneously!!!!
    I’m very glad for those who has such great possibility to be charged by positive emotions!

    Many thanks to you, Darlene!

  4. Андрей говорит:

    Hi Darlene!
    Thank you for this atmosphere of Olympics. That`s amazing! Think it`s necessary to visit next Olympics Games in Sochi )) Have you visited Russian House?

  5. Artur говорит:

    I understand that my post is quite out of the tune with the Olympic Games in Vancouver.
    Nevertheless I hope that many Americans which came to Canada now have got a chance to know more about their northern neighbour.
    I recently watched a movie and now I can not help from sharing my impressions about it.
    Here is the web-link
    http://www.demonoid.com/files/details/1383625/15138045/
    In case the link doesn’t work I quote from the web-site:
    «It consisted of interviewing Americans on the street and convincing them to agree with ridiculous statements, amongst others, about their northern neighbour» (c)
    It is really funny and I can assure you it is worth of downloading and watching.
    Hope you will enjoy it as much as I did !

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