One of my favorite events to photograph, this edition did not disappoint either. :)
I took a few shortcuts compared to the registered runners, but I must say I ran and walked quite a bit as I covered the route!
Early Sun Runner (shot through a fence)
Sun Runners entertaining Sun Runners with an extra exercise drill
Sun Run Combo
Running and Walking through Burrard Bridge
Last few meters to the finish line
Holy crap! I just checked the area I covered and it turns out I ran/walked over 7.5km! :s No wonder my legs are aching tonight…
(Sorry, I don’t have time to write right now; just enjoy the pictures)
Bend Sinister — an excellent live band!
“Vancouver’s Band”, 54-40. They always have the greatest finishes to live shows, often inviting people on stage
What a day that was! :D
As Sidney Crosby scored the winning goal in the Men’s Ice Hockey Gold medal final at the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, Canadians came out of their usual conservative shell and partied like they’d never partied before! Strangers high-fived each other, the police having some fun on the job, too (I didn’t see police officers “instigate” a high-five, but they readily high-fived back when high-fived to). :) Peoples hands were hurting from so much high-fiving. lol Maybe a few lost their voice too from all the chanting and cheering. :)
It’s one of those days I’ll never forget. :)
Cute couple, don’t you think?! :p
Another fun half hour or so spent watching Robson Street turn into a zombie-fest as this year’s edition of Vancouver’s Zombie Walk took to the streets at 4:30pm today.
Before beginning the walk, the zombies gathered at a popular event headquarters, the Vancouver Art Gallery
The zombies are about to overthrow a model shoot right in the middle of Robson Street
A lone man attempts to fight off a swarm of zombies flailing all around him
As usual, some zombies are very stylish in their own wicked way ;)
Check out the Zombie Walk Vancouver facebook page for other photos and most probably at some point next year, the date and time for the next edition — don’t miss it! It’s a fun and unusual event. :)
And my photos from last year’s walk, here.
All eyes were on Mexico’s fireworks team last night at English Bay
One last fireworks evening remains this coming Saturday night. This time it will be a “tribute” to China (does this mean it will not be China itself?)
An early Sun Runner
It was a perfect day for the Vancouver Sun Run! Good vibes, great music — at least at the corner of Beach Ave. and Cardero St. where I was initially stationed — and the occasional colorful participants kept both runners and onlookers like myself smiling. I think this event is in my top 3 of Vancouver’s best events. I’m looking forward to next year’s edition. :D
EDIT: I can’t retrace the article just now, but I read from many Sun Runners that, in the end, there was a lot of discontent at this year’s Vancouver Sun Run. The main complaint seemed to be regarding the many barrages of walkers that the runners had to go through along the 10km route. Reading this reminded me how surprised I was to see how often runners would run in my direction even though I was clearly in my specator/photographer zone, on the sidewalk. Apparently it’s more fun to be on the sidelines, sometimes. :s
Synchronized Running :)
Time for a water break, around the 4km mark
The fun ambiance surrounding the Sun Run makes this one of my favorite events, even as simple spectator/photographer
GOOOOLD!!!!! What a finish to these Olympic Games! Canada wins its 14th gold — a Winter Olympics record — on home soil, on the last competition of the last day, doing what it does best: hockey.
Watching the game from my high-rise apartment, a Canadian goal would generate a spontaneous roar from the whole neighborhood, many people going on their balconies shouting in joy and blowing those air horns as loudly as possible. It was a tight game, but Canada got the edge, Sidney Crosby clinching the game winner in OT.
I went out in a hurry shortly after the medal ceremony to catch the expected festivities in the core of Downtown Vancouver. It was incredible seeing so many Canadian flags hovering proudly over the dense, festive crowd. I don’t think Vancouver has ever been this happy! If only this were “Groundhog Day“… :)