The past 10 days or so has been a whirlwind of activity in Whistler as Olympic athletes throw down on the track (and in the bar!), as a gazillion tourists try to outdo each other in cowbell and national-anthem yodeling, and as Whistler locals try to survive the onslaught by outdoing their new visitors in bravado after two weeks of sleep deprivation…
Here’s part one of an ongoing photo essay — Olympics, meet Whistler.
the moon & the surveillance blimp compete for the night sky above Whistler Village. photo: tobias c. van Veen
covering up unapproved brand names at the Whistler Olympic Park. photo: tobias c. van Veen
the Olympic rings offer patrons of the Brewhouse a new opportunity for late-night buildering. photo: tobias c. van Veen
the surveillance blimp appears to float above Whistler Mountain. photo: tobias c. van Veen
the crowd oggles the men's ski jump, day of the Opening Ceremonies. photo: tobias c. van Veen
the author rides some seriously long planks. photo: cato p.