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Goodbye Vancouver

I am waiting at the Vancouver airport for my flight back to Germany. My flight to Frankfurt is two hours late but that is not a pain in the ass like at other airports. Here is free wireless everywhere and the building and its interior is also worth a visit. It is bright everywhere because of a lot of windows. There are a lot of small statues and even a small artificial waterfall. In comparison to the airport in Frankfurt where there were not enough seats to sit down in the waiting halls, the airport here is dimensions better and quite inviting.

Vancouver update

Last saturday I was again in Downtown Vancouver for sightseeing. My first stop was the Police museum. Oddly enough, this museum (together with the main police office) is located in East Downtown, an area which is populated mostly with homeless, drug addicts et cetera. This museum is quite interesting because it has several rooms showing the history of the Vancouver police and also rooms where you can see different weapons, different (illegal) drugs and even an "autopsy" room which shows brains and skulls with bullet-holes. (see the pictures below) I also went to Stanley Park. It's one of the biggest city parks in North America. There are the famous totem poles, one of the most often photographed sight in Vancouver. Yesterday we went to Whistler, a famous ski resort north of Vancouver. Whistler will play an important role during the 2010 Olympics.

Vancouver update

Last Saturday I did some sightseeing in Downtown Vancouver. The first picture shows the Lookout-tower from where I have taken the picture of the Downtown skyskrapers. The third one shows the public library which was built after the Colosseum in Rome.

Vancouver

I arrived in Vancouver 4 days ago. I am again in a solid state although I could not completely cure my cold before the flight. Vancouver seems to be really worth a visit although I could not do much sightseeing yet. I took the above picture today's evening. The university campus where we stay is located in a district called Burnaby and the picture was taken on a hill in a nice park that is near the campus. More to come soon.