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The morning after: a bit of downtown and the airport

Whoa, where did all the people go? [1]

Whoa, where did all the people go?

It’s the morning after the Games, and all the people have disappeared!

I took a quick look at Waterfront this morning, after heading to YVR to see the crowds (more on that later in this post.)

Expo & Millennium Line platform at Waterfront Station, 12 p.m., Monday March 1. [2]

Expo & Millennium Line platform at Waterfront Station, 12 p.m., Monday March 1.

The platform for Expo/Millennium Line was not busy.

The Expo Line car was not busy either. [3]

The Expo Line car was not busy either.

It was quiet on the train as well.

The Olympic Line lineup tent. [4]

The Olympic Line lineup tent.

Even the lineups at the Olympic Line streetcar have dwindled. The line operates until March 21, so hop on while you still can!

On the way to the airport. [5]

On the way to the airport.

On the way to YVR, however, a steady stream of passengers were heading to the airport. It wasn’t super full, but it wasn’t empty, either.

The Czech team at the airport! [6]

The Czech team at the airport!

And when I got to the airport, I arrived just in time to see the Czech team unloading all its stuff! There was an entire Ryder cube van filled with just luggage and sporting equipment.

The Czech team with their skis and equipment. [7]

The Czech team with their skis and equipment.

Have you ever seen so many skis packed up for a plane? I wonder how the baggage allowance works for Olympic athletes!

BeeBop, the Vancouver Aquarium mascot! [8]

BeeBop, the Vancouver Aquarium mascot!

The airport seemed to have it all under control though, despite the terminal being undeniably busy. Mascots like BeeBop here were walking around and entertaining people. Check out the post at YVR’s blog which shows BeeBop playing hacky sack with the Czech athletes!

An aerial view of the international departures area. [9]

An aerial view of the international departures area.

See, here’s the international departures area — it was flowing well and not too tied up with people. Well done, YVR!