~this photo was taken through the window of the Aquabus - not great but it is such a gorgeous city! I definitely felt a pang of homesickness on this trip...
I snuck up to Vancouver for a night this week to experience all that is *Olympic*. I wanted to feel some of the excitement as well as take photos of a once in a lifetime event.
I stayed with my uncle, who lives at the center of it all - his sailboat is in False Creek and within walking distance (with the help of the Aquabus) to everything. It so happens that he also lives RIGHT underneath the fireworks that go off every evening after 11 pm.
I took the Aquabus across the water from Granville Island to the heart of Yaletown, where I was immediately surrounded by red. I had never been on the little water taxis before but think that I need to take the boys back as they were a great way to see the that part of the city from the water~
~There were so incredible yachts moored there - this one was especially GIGANTIC!
After visiting some of my favorite people ever, I walked around the city, taking photos of things that one would normally not see in Vancouver. There was a lot of activity, but I would guess that there is even more on the weekends (I was there on a Thursday). As I am not one for crowds, this was fine with me.
~the water taxis were busy running people back and forth
On my return trip I shared a water taxi with four athletes from Holland - amazing to see these young incredibly talented people~ I returned to Granville Island and spent time wandering around with my camera.
One thing that I did while I was there was work on shooting strangers. It does not come naturally to me to ask strangers to let me take their photo. This was obviously a fabulous venue in which to start, as people were excited and proud and more than happy to pose for photos in their patriotic gear! Even the Vancouver police were happy to pose with their motorcycles~
I really noticed is the amount of RED walking around! Even my uncle had a red belt and a red vest. Thankfully my mom had given me a pair of red Olympic gloves which I wore proudly.