2010 Photo Ops

Vancouver has always been a picturesque city. That much I know.  Add to that the Olympic Games and this city has become a photographers dream. But will there be key spots where everyone wants their photo taken? Along with the Massive Canadian Flag on the Corner of Hornby and Howe streets, I suspect that this shot will be another favourite among those flocking to Vancouver. How could it not be? A conveniently erected Inukshuk, the banks of False Creek and Russian Sochi 2014 House in the background. A perfectly perfect photo opportunity.

Another popular photo op will likely be the entire 700 block of Granville Street – between Georgia and Robson Streets . This is bound to be one of the busiest pedestrian corridor during the Games and is home to a ton of interesting and different works of art.  I love the Lantern Forest that is part of LunarFest: Soul, Art, Life (part of the Cultural Olympiad) – made up of thousands of submissions from children from both Tawain and Canada, this beautiful display is sure to be a hit. The lanterns represent each child’s commitment to a greener earth, while also representing their cultural heritage.

I have also witnessed countless people contorting their bodies to fit into these stylized images of the some of the Winter Olympic Sports. These definitely have a very retro feel to them. There is nothing like seeing grown adults laughing hysterically while trying to assume the shape of a snowboarder. Love it.

This is just the smallest of tastes of some of the places and images that I suspect will be extremely popular for camera buff’s during the Games. Where else do you think visitors should be heading to capture that quintessential Vancouver image during the Games? If you are out and about with your camera over the next few weeks, be sure to add your images to our Flickr Page.

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