Saturday, February 13, 2010

21st Winter Olympics Opening Cere-mony Vancouver BC - 5th Element and Kal-EL - mega pics (more pics added)

The opening ceremonies were like:



The Fifth Element

~meets~

Superman




Olympics Trivia:
In ancient Greece, The Olympic Games were held to honor the 12 Olympian gods:

Zeus lived and held court as King on Mount Olympus with the other Olympians:
Zeus(Jupiter), Hera (Juno), Poseidon (Neptune), Demeter (Ceres), Apollo, Artemis (Diana), Ares (Mars), Hephaestus (Vulcan), Aphrodite (Venus), Hermes (Mercury), Athene (Minerva), and Hades (Pluto).



(Click Images to Enlarge)






"with glowing hearts"






Man in Motion, Rick Hansen, wheelchair marathon world champion, brings in the Olympic Flame...




...a minor malfunction inside....
One of the FOUR ice pillars had a hydraulic (hydraulic - HYDRO-Lic - meaning fluid = Water) malfunction and didn't rise...










SHIN - PSI - WE3M



The STONE.'.




...And the external (outside) Olympic Cauldron...
Lit by Canadian and NHL hockey-legend, The GREAT ONE Wayne Gretzky.

Wayne Gretzky was the architect of Canada's Salt Lake City Winter Games Gold medal in Men's Hockey, the first one since the Edmonton Mercuries won gold in Oslo in 1952.



Waynze Gretzky on the way to the external Olympic Cauldron











The GREAT ONE's Torch route from BC Place to the External Cauldron site near the International Broadcast Centre at the Harbour.
Mostly on "W. Georgia St." (Beatty to W. Georgia to Burrard to Harbour)






The external Olympic Cauldron

















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FLOW!



Lupercalia







tous les Canadiens / toutes les Canadiennes






Hallelujah - REBIS - K D [Kathryn Dawn] Lang
Not too easy on the Eyes, but sings like an Angel!













The Puppet Master and Father of 24 star, Donald Sutherland, Bobby Orr,
and the astronaut Julie Payette (and more...)





























Ignition - Share the FIRE !




"I Believe" - UnI




Sarah Mclachlan
Chief Dan George, OC (July 24, 1899–September 23, 1981) was a chief of the Tsleil-Waututh Nation, a Coast Salish band located on Burrard Inlet in North Vancouver, British Columbia. He was also an Academy Award-nominated actor and an author.




BC PLACE Fireworks



Miga Quatchi Sumi Mukmuk



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MORE:




A Tragedy in Vancouver























[3 Great Lights]
















22nd Prime Minister of Canada The Rt. Hon. Mr. Stephen Harper
(1st row, 2nd from left)



253:



Our Prairie SUN/SON:
W.O. Mitchell - Immortal Words










Birth of Mont.



















“WE ARE MORE” by Shane Koyczan

When defining Canada
you might list some statistics
you might mention our tallest building
or biggest lake
you might shake a tree in the fall
and call a red leaf Canada
you might rattle off some celebrities
might mention Buffy Sainte-Marie
might even mention the fact that we’ve got a few
Barenaked Ladies
or that we made these crazy things
like zippers
electric cars
and washing machines
when defining Canada
it seems the world’s anthem has been
” been there done that”
and maybe that’s where we used to be at
it’s true
we’ve done and we’ve been
we’ve seen
all the great themes get swallowed up by the machine
and turned into theme parks
but when defining Canada
don’t forget to mention that we have set sparks

we are not just fishing stories
about the one that got away
we do more than sit around and say “eh?”
and yes

we are the home of the Rocket and the Great One
who inspired little number nines
and little number ninety-nines
but we’re more than just hockey and fishing lines
off of the rocky coast of the Maritimes
and some say what defines us
is something as simple as please and thank you
and as for you’re welcome
well we say that too
but we are more
than genteel or civilized
we are an idea in the process
of being realized
we are young
we are cultures strung together
then woven into a tapestry
and the design
is what makes us more
than the sum total of our history
we are an experiment going right for a change
with influences that range from a to zed
and yes we say zed instead of zee
we are the colours of Chinatown and the coffee of Little Italy
we dream so big that there are those
who would call our ambition an industry
because we are more than sticky maple syrup and clean snow
we do more than grow wheat and brew beer
we are vineyards of good year after good year
we reforest what we clear
because we believe in generations beyond our own
knowing now that so many of us
have grown past what used to be
we can stand here today

filled with all the hope people have
when they say things like “someday”

someday we’ll be great
someday we’ll be this
or that
someday we’ll be at a point
when someday was yesterday
and all of our aspirations will pay the way
for those who on that day
look towards tomorrow
and still they say someday

we will reach the goals we set
and we will get interest on our inspiration
because we are more than a nation of whale watchers and lumberjacks
more than backpacks and hiking trails
we are hammers and nails building bridges
towards those who are willing to walk across
we are the lost-and-found for all those who might find themselves at a loss
we are not the see-through gloss or glamour
of those who clamour for the failings of others
we are fathers brothers sisters and mothers
uncles and nephews aunts and nieces
we are cousins
we are found missing puzzle pieces
we are families with room at the table for newcomers
we are more than summers and winters
more than on and off seasons
we are the reasons people have for wanting to stay
because we are more than what we say or do
we live to get past what we go through

and learn who we are
we are students
students who study the studiousness of studying
so we know what as well as why
we don’t have all the answers
but we try
and the effort is what makes us more
we don’t all know what it is in life we’re looking for
so keep exploring
go far and wide
or go inside but go deep
go deep
as if James Cameron was filming a sequel to The Abyss
and suddenly there was this location scout
trying to figure some way out
to get inside you
because you’ve been through hell and high water
and you went deep
keep exploring
because we are more
than a laundry list of things to do and places to see
we are more than hills to ski
or countryside ponds to skate
we are the abandoned hesitation of all those who can’t wait
we are first-rate greasy-spoon diners and healthy-living cafes
a country that is all the ways you choose to live
a land that can give you variety
because we are choices
we are millions upon millions of voices shouting
” keep exploring… we are more”
we are the surprise the world has in store for you
it’s true

Canada is the “what” in “what’s new?”
so don’t say “been there done that”
unless you’ve sat on the sidewalk
while chalk artists draw still lifes
on the concrete of a kid in the street
beatboxing to Neil Young for fun
don’t say you’ve been there done that
unless you’ve been here doing it
let this country be your first-aid kit
for all the times you get sick of the same old same old
let us be the story told to your friends
and when that story ends
leave chapters for the next time you’ll come back
next time pack for all the things
you didn’t pack for the first time
but don’t let your luggage define your travels
each life unravels differently
and experiences are what make up
the colours of our tapestry
we are the true north
strong and free
and what’s more
is that we didn’t just say it
we made it be


WE ARE MORE - Shane Koyczan



ATLANTIS - Shane Koyczan




The Astronomy of the 2010 Olympic Winter Games



The Opening Ceremonies of the 21st Winter Olypic Games in Vancouver, BC on February 12, 2010 marked the start of the 17 day long 2010 Winter Olympic Games.

Yay-Zeus!



(be sure to check out the rest of the Olympic articles!)

13 comments:

StrangEye said...

see more pics at
Vancouver Sun

and video at:
CTV Olympics


~SE~

StrangEye said...

Another reason to watch the Games!

Olympic Babes of Vancouver 2010

A little 'goddess' worship, (Quark Ob. style), to make you smile.

~SE~

StrangEye said...

Occult Wikipedia Trivia:

"During a trip to Vancouver in 1915, Aleister Crowley met Wilfred Smith, Frater 132 of the Vancouver Lodge of O.T.O., and in 1930 granted him permission to establish Agape Lodge in Southern California."


Wilfred Smith was featured in the HBO series Carnivale.


~SE~

StrangEye said...

BIG resonance of "George" in the Opening Cermonies!

Puts my mind on Saint George and the Dragon (Diocletian).

and back on 4.22

~SE~

Andre Heath said...

Great stuff, my friend. Don't even know where to start. The syncs are everywhere. Aliens, UFOs, Contact, Exogenesis, Sun, Moon, Lucifer, Nibiru, Pan, Planet X, Quetzalcoatl, Horned Devil, Giants, Nephilim, The Gods, The Twin Towers, Blazing Star, Annunaki, Ascension, The Great One, Serpent, Trident, ... Stunning visuals. Many cheers.

StrangEye said...

The work of Olympics Ceremonies production wizard David Atkins

~SE~

Elizabeth said...

Wow!

Thanks so much for the great pics of the Opening ceremony! The way you arranged them really makes a difference in understanding what was going on.

K. D. Lang's performance was too much of a downer for me. That could have been left out. And super thanks for the words to the "We Are More" poem! I really liked that.

Great post!!

StrangEye said...

@Elizabeth,

I saw the "perfected man" (the alchemical REBIS wo/man) concept expressed through KD's performance.

To me, it also echoed the maxim of "the way you can change the world is by changing yourself".

KD was all in an all white tuxedo, symbolizing a purity or a type of perfection - and though you would hardly know it from her outward appearance, she is a woman!

And the end, all the doves, signifying Spirit and peace spread out from her into the crowd.

~SE~

StrangEye said...

@Andre,

Agreed my friend. David Atkins Enterprsises really gave us lots to think about with this production!

Feel free to use any pic if you have use for it - that goes for any Strange Eye reader for that matter!

~SE~

Elizabeth said...

I missed the updated "We Are The World" video debut during the ceremony. What did you think of it?

I saw it later and thought it was great. And I was reminded...isn't Celine Dion Canadian?

Thanks! Great comments here!

Elizabeth said...

Yes! I see that now in the KD performance and I did like the doves rising... Ascension!

Your blog really helps me to understand the "individuality" of perception and synchronicity. Someone else can explain their perceptions and maybe help another see things in a different light but it all really is internal when it comes down to it.

Thank you for helping me to see the way of it! Great blog!

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Anonymous said...

The olympic games this year are really good... bless Kumaritashvili's soul. Here's to more excitement for everyone! Listen up (and watch) kids, this may be the best of your life :)

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