I know this post is a bit late, but a couple weekends ago the BookCrossers went on a daytrip to Granville Island during the Olympics. Our pretense was to deposit books… but I forgot to bring them. Instead, here are some highlights and photos from the trip. If you’d like to see all the photos, visit my Flickr set. Also, Marina got some fantastic photos too… I hope she doesn’t mine if I post a few here!
Marina snapped this shot of us sitting on The Bench art installation. I’m crouching in a swoopy-crevice that was oddly comfortable.
We met at the Olympic Village skytrain station where the city has borrowed a streetcar from Brussels. We rode the lovely, efficient, sleek, sexy Bombardier tram to Granville Island. The Bombardier “Olympic Line” had been running since February 1st and in just 30 days had over 300,000 riders! I wish we could keep it… but we have to return them to Brussels as they are far too expensive for Vancouver to keep.
We arrive at Granville Island and began wandering around. Here is the pond beside the Kids Market.
Wandering around the Public Market… to our left and behind were lines and lines of people waiting to get into Atlantic House.
Marina got interviewed by Slovak TV on who was going to be in the Gold Medal Hockey game.
Oh yea and we left books to roam…
Red and white admiring the Burrard Street Bridge.
Me basking in the Spring (February!!) sun
Marina snapped a shot of me scratching the Swiss mountain goat’s ears… and Dale is grabbing it by the horns.
Then we wandered around Place de la Francophonie (The French Quarter).
All in all it was a lovely day!
Here’s a video I took of the tram leaving Granville Island. Please excuse the shaky camera, I was reaching up a wall and under a fence to film this.