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Of course, with it being sunny Sunday, the tourists and locals were all out... Everywhere.



The line-ups now had some entertainers, as you can see, the guy with the glasses and the youngster on his shoulders, is keeping some obviously out-of-towners happy by letting them take a picture together. It will be useful for them when they return home, so they can show everyone that there are other colours besides blue and white. But it will also document that here, the females are also half the height of the males...



At the Yaletown Vancouver Live City, everyone was relaxing on the recently washed (it rained yesterday...) soft ground tiles, and watching the jumbo screens. While at home watching the end of the biathelon, and the first period of the women's USA vs China hocky game, I thought it would be more fun, and sociable, to join with my fellow countrymen and watch the events together. The cheering would be louder and more fun! I got here about 2hrs after I left home, including the 30 minute line-up to get in. Once inside, I eagerly watched the screens to see how the hockey went, and how the women's speed skating was going! What I saw, was the biathelon, and the start of the women's USA vs China hockey game... Uh oh. Bad decision. Apparently the "Live" in "Live City" was referring to the on-stage musicians, and all the events are on at least 2 hour delay. Oh great. Now I've missed the women's skating (real time), and the screen was now replaying men's luge from even earlier. OK, I've had enough socializing, I want my own TV back again. It may be anti-social, but at least I can see waht I want...



Today was also Chinese New Year, year of the Tiger, and some of the visitors dressed for the ocaision. She's a bit shy, but her parents OK'd my taking the picture...



So after leaving the "Live" coverage, I took the Cambie bridge to the south shore of False Creek. That village just looks amazing.



Apparently Chinese New Year is Princess Time, too! And she is not as shy!



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