Tuesday, February 16, 2010

come on baby, light my fire



The 2010 Olympic opening ceremony kicked off this past Friday... Roger was lucky enough to see part of the torch run that afternoon, when it traveled near his workplace on Granville Island (see bottom photo)... it made it's way across the water towards downtown via dragon boat. We ended up watching the opening at home on TV that night (tickets were around $1100! gulp!), but did head downtown this past weekend to see the large lit cauldron. And if you are wondering why we are so far away from it, well it's because there is this huge ugly chain link security fence around it... the top pic is taken between the fence holes. The middle photo is a pic of the crowd that was streaming the streets to catch a glimpse of the cauldron as well. Lot's of cool stuff happening around town, so I will post more of our olympiad adventures every couple of days! Go Canada Go!

Also, a thanks to Maite for featuring one of my collages on her blog Tamsy Trends, Alex for featuring one of my collages on Not Aa Stupid Blog, and Anna for featuring on of my love cards on her blog around the way girl! Many thanks!

ps. don't forget to enter the february giveaway here!!!

21 comments:

SleightGirl said...

I am so jealous that you're there! I LOVE the Olympics!

31 everything said...

Expensive tickets indeed!!! WOW!

ourlittlelovenest said...

Wow those really are high priced!! I wish I could be around the Olympic hype right now. Just a few more months and I get to visit home again!! woohoo! xo

customdesigns4ubynan said...

I've been waiting for your blog about the Olymnpics. Give us more, more, more!

teal and gold said...

I have Olympic fever, i hooked up our 12" tv so i can watch them.

-tyler

Tea said...

I went to see the cauldron too and was a little disappointed by the fence. I love the shot of the torch in the boat!

CinnamonAndSass said...

Love seeing your Olympic updates! How exciting!

Julie said...

Oh goodness! That's so awesome! How cool it would be to be a part of all of the fun happenigns! Happy Olympics!

Annette said...

Great photos...too bad about the fence. I can just imagine the excitement in the air!

betsy and iya said...

I can't wait!!...my husband and I are venturing up from Portland next week!! ridiculously excited.

Christie Cottage said...

Cool picture! All the excitement and you are giving us an upclose and personal story. Better than the news!


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geschichtenvonkat said...

haha, love the title of this one! :)

T @ Poppy Place said...

It does seem silly to have a fence so far away around the torch, do they think someone is going to pick it up and walk off with it?!?!? (He! He!)

Have a good one, regards, T.

Gallery32 said...

I love the way they put the torch near the sea. It frames it nicely. Thanks for posting :)

Rheea said...

$1100 for the ticket?!! Wow! Thanks for sharing these pics and helping us save those money! lol.

jen said...

so cool! can't wait to see more!

Anna said...

So jealous too! Such an exciting time there!

Also, you are very welcome ;) Happy to post anytime about all your cute stuff!!

MOLLYC said...

I wish I could be there to see some of the Olympics! Are you going to see any of the events? When the Olympics were in Atlanta, my friend who lived there rented out his house to Olympic attendees and made a small fortune!

Jenni said...

We enjoyed watching the ceremonies on TV as well ~ I thought they were beautifully done :)

Stacey said...

So exciting to have it all happening in your own town, we watch it every evening on the edge of the couch with excitement and anticipation. :)

The Art of Gwen - Gwen Duda's Fine Art Studio said...

$1,100. Seriously, $1,100. Might as well be $11,100 for most people I am sure. Yet the stands were packed I assume as I missed seeing it on tv.

I love your shots though and have been following the games online where you can watch almost any event you missed.

Great shots, thanks~