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Tuesday, March 05, 2002

Okay, kids, it's picture time!

I know, some of you really don't care one way or the other, but before you dismiss this entirely, let it be known that there are some twisted things in here.

For instance, the topographically inclined among you should be able to figure out my driving route to Salt Lake City from Oklahoma City based solely on this picture.

I don't really have anything else that bizarre today, but I'll be posting more pictures througout the week. Who knows what will pop up?
posted by Brian Lundmark at 1:49 AM

Okay, let's start at the beginning. I don't like embedding big pictures in web pages because people with slow connections suffer, so you'll have to click to see any of these. The size is listed next to the link.


Some anonymous jumper (we didn't have a program) flying over the rings. (66k)

Me posing in front of the hill. (78k) By the way, this is taken about ten feet away from where we were actually sitting. See all those people on the ground who can't see but paid $110 for a ticket? Suckers.
posted by Brian Lundmark at 1:56 AM

Next up...


This was actually our biggest steal of the Games. We paid $60 for a $150 ticket and had amazing seats. How amazing?

Mario Lemieux scores on Dominic Hasek. (28k) This was taken from our seats and yes, that is the puck still hanging in the air in the net at the moment the goal was scored.

Here are some Canadian fans (61k) outside the arena, expressing their true feelings about Hasek, who single-handedly kicked the Canadians out of the '98 Nagano Olympics.

And here I am, (60k) so close to the ice that the auto-aperture on the camera underexposed me.
posted by Brian Lundmark at 2:05 AM

A few more for today...

The flame. (58k)


Yes, it really is that fast (40k), especially when you're right next to the track.

This is Tristan Gale (28k) crossing the finish line to win the gold for the U.S.

There's a lot of down time while waiting for the next rider to come down the track. These guys (54k) were having pictures taken of them pretty much non-stop during those times.

posted by Brian Lundmark at 2:12 AM

That's it for today. I'll post more pictures later in the week, and try to sum up the trip in general then. Bye for now!
posted by Brian Lundmark at 2:15 AM


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