Wednesday 2 September 2009

Vancouver 2010

Just around the corner now…we are playing host to the world for the Winter Olympics this year!!


Above: Whistler/Blackcomb

Downtown, Stanley Park towards the North Shore, Whistler and the Sea to Sky Highway

Last two images from Architecture Wanted Blog

Above: The New Richmond Skating Oval- the ceiling has been signed by thousands of elementary school children from the area, so they can always go back and see a part of themselves  in the architecture and the event…I thought it was a great idea!

Canada Line Testing Near YVR - Vancouver International Airport by indyinsane.

The new Canada Line train takes you from inside the airport into Richmond Center, or Downtown.

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Last two photos by ngaie blog

The new Link building is where the Canada Line picks you up, and gets you into the city in 30 minutes! Bags and all! What a concept…we are now a real city!

Sidenote: I worked at the architecture firm when the interior of the link building was being developed. That’s a glowing strip down the side of the totem, and the ceiling  panels are to mimic the aurora borealis. My opinion is quite strong about this project, so I will keep it to myself.


Maybe a room at the Loden Hotel? Ivan’s home away from home?

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A delicious seafood dinner at the Blue Water Cafe?

The Olympic Rings, as you leave the airport


Renae Moore said... would be fun to be a part of all the festivities! I hope you can enjoy some.

nannykim at spindle cottage said...

Beautiful; I am so out of sinc I forgot all about the winter olympics!!

PrimeTimeMom said...

I don't care for the interior of the link building. For some reason, neon strip lights and cartoony totem poles don't really work together.

The restaurant and hotel look so inviting!

GatorGirlintheCity said...

My husband and I will be visiting Vancouver for a few days at the end of September. These pictures are adding to the excitement for our trip! Any recommendations for what we should see/do/eat? I'd appreciate any suggestions you may have!



Thanks for the mention (lol) - I wish I could stay in the presidential suite (lol) - well maybe one day ;)

Donna @ Paisley and Perspective said...

Wow Michelle - the excitement must be building in your city!

I may be dating myself (OK I definitely am) but I remember the excitement in Montreal when they hosted (I was a little, little girl :)!).

Beautiful images!