Goodbye to the 2010 Olympic Winter Games from Vancouver Biennale

Wednesday March 3rd, 2010
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Pyrotechnic Celebrations during the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics. Photo: Dan Fairchild.

A lot of amazing things happened in Vancouver over the past few weeks.

People from all over the country of Canada and from around the world descended on Vancouver for the 2010 Olympic Winter Games.  It was an intense and amazing experience.

And our intrepid photographer and man-about-town, Dan Fairchild, took some amazing photographs during that time.

In the next few posts, we’ll take a look back at some of the more photogenic moments of the Games when Vancouver showed the world what all of us who live here already knew: That it’s the most beautiful, energetic, diverse and inclusive city in the world!

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Robson Square & the Vancouver Art Gallery's Nightly Celebrations. Photo: Dan Fairchild.

This first series of photos shows Vancouver’s Robson Square – transformed into the BC Pavilion for the Olympics – during the nightly fireworks display that occurred at 9PM.  Crowds of people would gather to watch the fire and lights explode into the sky and cuts through the smoke in a coordinated display.

On the right you can see the venerable Vancouver Art Gallery.  The lit dome in the middle looks down onto the cool public ice pad where people can rent skates and take to the ice for an hour or so with their friends and families.

This is the middle of Vancouver’s downtown.  One might call it the heart of the city.

Here is a fitting tribute to the games: The BC Pavilion at sunset.

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BC Pavilion at the Vancouver Art Gallery. Photo: Dan Fairchild.

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