A beautiful winter day

Winter can be mostly grey and a little down heartening but those crisp clean sunny winter days are just hard to beat .

looking out over Vancouver harbour in Stanley park.

Two empty benches looking out over the ocean on a sunny winter day.

Lights are on but no one is home.

This weekend saw the one year anniversary of last years Winter Olympic Games  and to mark the occasion the city decided to celebrate by recreating some of last years party’s in particular the light show in Yaletown aptly names “Illuminate Yaletown” . This being my part of the city and of course the fact that I missed last years festivities I wanted to see what all the hype was about .

IMG_2227It was not really as much of a party as I had thought it would have been but it was fun none the less. the jest of the event is they use light as a media for art , projecting images on walls or objects creating moving images and light shows. if you are not familiar with Yaletown in Vancouver it is a historic part of the city with old warehouses made in to businesses and cool apartments and there is a n old Rail terminus called “The Round House” named after the railway turntable there . in the Roundhouse is an old steam locomotive which was the scene of one of my most favorite of the exhibits an interactive balloon light show and also an idea whereby you throw small sticky light things on the the old steam train to uniquely decorate it for the occasion.

 

IMG_1980there where numerous projections on to buildings, big ones small ones , colorful ones some that where kind of silhouette puppet shows . all good fun until you get the the local car dealership Mini of Yaletown and see that they had gone all out , not only did they have fire dancers outside but inside they had arrange a white mine and used it as the canvas to project a light show to music in which the car changed color to music. Just awesome!

it was really a nice evening out but there wasn’t as much as I had thought there would be even though some streets where closed off there was only one street vendor , no hotdogs! they could have done so much more . maybe next year .

 

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A few pics from Vancouver

re edited because i had the pics on flickr and they are no longer linked

i decided to go for a walk around the city and test out my Rebel T2i

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