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posted by Dave on Feb 26

As the 2010 Winter Olympics winds down, we conclude our brief look at my Vancouver photos with a look of the Vancouver skyline as seen from the Vancouver Lookout atop Harbour Centre.  We took a glass elevator up 430 feet to the observation deck and enjoyed a 360 degree view of the city.  I’ll have to go back one day as we did not have much time since there was a boat to catch.  You’ll notice some buildings in progress which I’m sure were finished before the Olympics started.  I hope you enjoyed the pictures.  Occasionally we will take breaks from Hawaii pictures to feature places where Hawaii residents (in this case me) vacation to.

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posted by Dave on Feb 25

We continue our Hawaii Blog salute to the 2010 Olympics by looking at the Gastown Steam Clock.  Located in the Gastown district of Vancouver, this clock incorporating a steam engine and electric motors displays the time on four faces.  Every house the cock plays the Westminster Chimes and every 15 minutes it whistles with a gush of steam (as pictures).  It is one of Vancouver’s most photographed attractions.  While styled to appear as a 19th century antique it was built by Canadian horologist (horology by the way is the art or science of measuring time) Raymond Saunders in 1977.  To learn more about how the clock works click on the Gastown Steam Clock.

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posted by Dave on Feb 24

We continue our Hawaii Blog Canada vacation by looking at Canada Place.  This is Canada’s national icon and hub of activity.   Near the boat you can see the distinctive five white sails that mark this prominent landmark.  Canada Place is home to the Vancouver Convention Centre East, Pan Pacific Hotel, Port Metro Cruise Ship Terminal and the World trade Centre Office Complex.  This serving as the International Broadcast Centre for the 2010 Winter Olympics.

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