Wednesday, November 23, 2011

It's Gonna Be a Loud Weekend

Today the sun came out unexpectedly (to me anyway) and the sky had a beautiful blue that a few clouds could not diminish. In these days of rain and days which begin and end earlier in darkness, it is always a treat to see a blue sky.

Here it what it looked like this afternoon. There are low lying clouds that make the mountains disappear!

The City is preparing for a huge sporting event which will take place here on Friday. I have it on good authority that there was a buzz in the air downtown today much like during the Winter Olympics held in 2010.

Newly refurbished roof on BC place. At night, this big white dome on our city skyline is light up in colour.  My photo isn't that great as I took it quickly as I was walking to my acupuncture appointment.

This year's Grey Cup Festival takes place here in Vancouver from November 24-27, 2011 and the host football team is our very own BC Lions.  Downtown will be alive with free concerts and Festival activities from Friday, November 25 through Sunday, November 27th, and there are many different activities taking place for adults and children alike.  However the big event is obviously the  99th Grey Cup game on Sunday between the Winnipeg Blue Bombers and the BC Lions.

Photo credit: Grey Cup Festival Website - This is what the stadium looks like when a professional photographer takes a photo from the right location, with the right equipment.BC place is the building that looks like a tiara on the right (beyond the water).

I'll be staying away from downtown. 
Amongst other things, I don't like large and raucous crowds.  But I do hope our City puts on a good and safe event that will be remembered for years to come by those with the courage to head downtown and the funds to spend on those expensive Grey Cup tickets.


  1. Good morning Penny, now there will be something going on and the many people who come then. I like this hype and not in those crowds, I dare not go myself.
    Have a nice sunny day again with best regards Geli

  2. Hi Geli, good morning to you. Soon it is sleep time for me :-) I like this hype too. But I do not like crowds so I'm like you. I dare not go, lol. I hope your Thursday is a nice one!

  3. Hurray for blue skies! It feels ages since I last saw any...

    The stadium looks like a princess' tiara.

  4. Yes, hurray for blue skies! I agree that the stadium looks like a tiara :-) Thanks for stopping by!

  5. what are thise 3 vertical sticks and the horizontal ones?

  6. Yes, U of Windsor, Ontario canada. I was a srudent in 1975-77.

  7. Hi Ann, what photo are you asking about? If it is the top one, that is something for plants to crawl up on. Cool that you went to University in Canada. So you are well familiar with the snow ;-)

  8. Hello Joyful.
    Great pictures you show - love the picture with the blue sky.
    Wishing you a good Thursday.
    Hugs Hanne Bente ♥

  9. Hello Hanne, nice to have you visit. I'm glad you like the sky photo. Have a wonderful evening!

  10. I try to avoid the crowds myself, too. Today, early, I ventured out. Everyone was in a Thanksgiving frenzy.
    Have a great weekend!

  11. Hello Margaret, I'm glad you were able to get out and enjoy the day before the day got busier. I hope you had a lot of turkey :-))

  12. Crowds? Not for me, but I enjoyed seeing these photos!

  13. Thank you, BB. I guess we share a distaste for crowds :-)


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