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JAS_Photo
01-18-2010, 11:58 PM
Nice weather meant a large crowd at Olympic Plaza for the arrival of the Torch for the first time since 1988.

The Plaza was the site of the medal awards and entertainment in 1988 and some of that excitement was relived tonight. Here are a few pics of the event.

The Flame atop the Calgary Tower is lit in anticipation of the arrival of the torch.

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2711/4286548907_d64dd09b90_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/jas_photos/4286548907/)

Mad Aussie
01-19-2010, 12:13 AM
Wow that's cool! I'll bet there's a few neat shots of this taken by photographers around sunset too.
I've never seen such a close up of the tower before.

JAS_Photo
01-19-2010, 12:33 AM
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4023/4286569975_e9598edc9c.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/jas_photos/4286569975/) http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4022/4287331774_b16a6828b7.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/jas_photos/4287331774/)

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4032/4287333714_6b0b99088f_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/jas_photos/4287333714/)

This is Riley. She is ready to party! This is one of about two that I actually used flash on. The rest are all high ISO.

JAS_Photo
01-19-2010, 12:39 AM
These kids are fascinated by the show on the big screen which they are standing very close to.

Mad Aussie
01-19-2010, 01:07 AM
Nice clear shot that flash shot.

JAS_Photo
01-19-2010, 01:34 AM
Unfortunately flash was not really an option most of the time, M.A. Anyway here we go for a few more.

JAS_Photo
01-19-2010, 01:44 AM
Calgary Stampede Indian Princess, Some Fans and ummmm.... Yee haw!

JAS_Photo
01-19-2010, 01:48 AM
Pizza and music, could it get better than that?

JAS_Photo
01-19-2010, 02:03 AM
Waiting and finally the arrival! But it went by so fast!

Robin Ainsworth (Perrry) was the mystery runner who brought the flame into Olympic Plaza. She was the little girl who back in 1988 was chosen to light the cauldron in the 1988 Olympic opening ceremonies.

JAS_Photo
01-19-2010, 02:15 AM
And th-th-th-th that's all folks! See you in February!

Bambi
01-19-2010, 08:35 AM
wonderful series Raiven. you really captured the atmosphere in all of these shots.

Marko
01-19-2010, 09:19 AM
Agreed - really nice set captures the feeling!

Something tells me though that Calgarians don't need much coaxing to party. :evil2:

Bambi
01-19-2010, 11:37 AM
Agreed - really nice set captures the feeling!

Something tells me though that Calgarians don't need much coaxing to party. :evil2:

yes unlike those who live in Montreal...... :evil2: