Studio 747 - A Lifestyle Blog for Creative Minds: Vancouver, BC: A Destination For the Artist

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Vancouver, BC: A Destination For the Artist

The 2010 winter olympic games are just around the corner, and this time around they're being held in Vancouver, BC Canada.  I've been fortunate enough to visit Vancouver a few times over the past ten years.  It's a gorgeous city no matter what season it is - a perfect place for a getaway.  For the artist, it definitely is a great place to visit to get in touch with nature.

All the pictures I took in Vancouver were stored on an old computer...and unfortunately, I never saved them to a disk.  However, I did happen to find one picture of Vancouver Bay that I uploaded to my web host. 

With its beautiful, green scenery, easy-going vibe, and abundant activities for the nature lover, Vancouver, BC attracts many visitors every year - especially those seeking skiing holidays. So one can only just imagine how many people will be attending the winter olympic games next month. 

I've never been skiing, but it's definitely on my list of things "To Do" in this lifetime.  I love watching the skiing competitions during the olympics - especially the ski jumping competition.  I also love watching figure skating.

What I never really noticed and just found out about ski jumping in the Olympics is that there isn't a competition for women.  The International Olympic Committee (IOC) voted against it because supposedly there aren't enough high level women to create competition worthy of their own event. 

Can you imagine not being able to compete in something you feel very passionate about?  What if there was an art or writing competition, but only men could enter because a committee thought there weren't enough women with "high level" art or writing skills to compete?