Shot on the Flip Ultra HD.
I live right in the heart of downtown Vancouver. And like many Vancouverites, I feel a responsibility to make the 2010 Olympics a great success. I want visitors fall in love with my city and enjoy all the sights and experiences Vancouver has to offer.
I feel happy when I see crowds of smiling faces milling around the Olympic Countdown clock in Robson Square, snapping photos and “ohhing” and “ahhing” at the bright, snow-capped mountains and tall, glass buildings that frame our picturesque downtown.
For the most part, I’ve embraced the many permanent changes I see appearing all over our city. Every so often, I’ll see something that will make me grumble about the games, like the huge, garish McDonald’s mural painted on the Hamilton entrance of the Vancouver Public Library,
Yes, we are welcoming the world to our city, but I can’t help but wonder what Olympic mementos, good or bad, the city will be left with when the 2010 party bus leaves town.
Will the Olympics change a city for the good or bad? Thoughts?