Day 1 #2

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Odd things observed on the Skytrain today. A man getting on with a two headed buskers torch. No one stops him. A man getting on with a four foot by three foot unfinished painting on a stretched canvas almost blocking the width of the car. A  man carrying a gas powered weed eater tries to get on at the Waterfront Station in downtown, miles from the nearest lawn. Security thankfully stops him.

Also on the Skytrain a typical polarized British Columbia interaction. A man is yelling Go Canada every time the train stops and the doors open and he is trying to get everyone in the car to join. We all react as normal Canadians and avoid any eye contact with him and look sheepishly at each other. After about three stops a youngish woman yells at the guy, “If you yell again I’m going to hit you”. The guy doesn’t react just says he’s trying to drum up spirit for this once in a lifetime event. The woman starts yelling at him that the money spent on the Olympics could have been spent on the arts instead. He ignores her and goes on yelling “Go Canada” at every stop.

Lots more people wearing Olympic gear now and not just workers and volunteers. lots of Oly mittens, hats and shirts/jackets, at least downtown, not so much in the suburbs.

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Don Denton is a fine art documentary photographer who lives on Vancouver Island in British Columbia. Denton is noted for his editorial and magazine photography, early images of Vancouver punk rock, Canadian writer portraits and images of the Pacific Northwest. He is currently working lens based artworks and creating a Canadian photographer history archive.

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