Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Papa takes a Winter Olympic pause - from blogging - Vancouver memories

First time I did visit Vancouver BC, was back in 1995.
My daughter, Ingelin and papa, went up north from Portland, Oregon, USA.
We at that time stayed with my Mothers Cousin, Marie (born 1899), and asked her for permission to rent a Car and go up to Vancouver BC, for a 2 two Days trip. We were allowed.
Here is Ingelin. In Portland, OR, back in the mid 1990-ies (repro from a diapositive/slide)
But I think you might like to see some pictures we took back in 2007 - in Vancouver, British Colombia, on the West Coast of Canada.
 Eastern view from Wreck Beach, Just North of the Univeresty (BC)

Vancouver skyline - from a public beach

From False Creek - Downtown side
This photo is taken from the Eastern part of False Creek, Vancouver
This the view from Canada Place in Vancouver. In the Hills back here, it's eastbond, the Olympic Ski Competions are now to take place.
 Vancouver is a green city. Here from the path down to Wreck Beach

 Vancouver is also a Blue City. In many ways, very alike Oslo in Norway. Blue and Green City.
 Vancouver is also a City for Sea Food lovers. Like here at Granville Island
 You, know we Norwegians are pretty crazy about Winter Sports.  We are born that way.

Are Papa happy with the performence by his fellow Norwegians so far?

ha-ha, You see papa, here at Wreck Beack in Vancouver. What a dissaster.
Our next Event will be the Naming Day for Metin Leander , which will take place on Saturday, February 27. 2010. I'll post as soon as possible. 

Do not forget: Participants of OsloBG will have the chance to meet the Mayor of Oslo.

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Blogger Sandee said...

I got stuck on the good looking seafood and that's about all I could do was stare. Just saying.

Have a terrific day. Big hug to you and Anna. :)

February 17, 2010 1:27 am  
Blogger Expat Traveler said...

Such beautiful photos! I still can't believe we did not try to meet up while you were in the city!!!

February 17, 2010 6:38 am  
Blogger Ida said...

Flotte bilder fra en av verdens vakreste byer. Jeg var også der i 1995. ;)
Kos deg med alle OL - øyeblikkene og tv - sendingene. .)

February 17, 2010 11:47 am  
Anonymous ghee said...

haha!you really love the last picture!! :D very hilarious..

im a sea food lover too!!aww,wish i can go to vancouver to watch the olympic games!!

lovely pics,Tor!Thanks for sharing and for the greetings in my blog. :D

February 17, 2010 5:20 pm  
Anonymous Maribeth said...

Oh I sure do love the seafood as well!

February 17, 2010 7:50 pm  
Blogger Ginnie said...

I LOVE Vancouver, Tor, as well as Vancouver Island. Did you know that Astrid's brother lives on Vancouver Island? Yup. So you know it's a very special part of the world, especially now as we are glued to the TV.

February 19, 2010 11:54 am  
Anonymous Lifecruiser Travel Blog said...

Wow! Awesome photos considering how old ther're too! That pic of Ingelin is just so sweet!

...and you clearly had a verrrry good time...

February 20, 2010 1:01 pm  
Anonymous claudie said...

Lézarder au soleil c'est un vrai plaisir! You are a such world's citizen!!!I don't a lot of place you weren't one day!!! Norway on the podium, for sure! Your sportchampions are super! C'était amusant de voir l'équipe de France au curling; ils viennent tous d'un petit bled dans le Jura!!!
Angelin was a beautiful young girl! And sounds Anna had great great time eating seafood!!! Don't miss to give my bonjour to her!

February 20, 2010 1:14 pm  
Blogger OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

Beautiful pictures of a Beautiful city....And Norway is really coming up now in The Olympics....
Funny picture of you on the beach...HA!

February 21, 2010 7:59 pm  

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