Today we headed out for the place where competitive people from all around the world came to run and play sports, the Olympic Village. The village is surrounded by three parks, a body of water and a cool looking science building.
From the looks of it after entering, it seems to be full of locals. I'm impressed that a place designed to attract the world is now the place where locals come daily. Due to the high amount of greens, construction of a community center and many interactive things to do at the village makes the whole village very welcoming.
On our walk there were perfectly planted trees to provide natural shade on the big spaced pedestrian walking area. Also there could be no sound of a car engine nearby, which was really sweet. The community center had open restrooms so you could basically hangout at the village the whole day. Then there were these chairs around the seawall and I sat on them really fast to realize I spun myself. I continued to distract myself by having David Trang spin me like crazy and then I concluded that this place is awesome.
Majority of the people around the village are located near the Sparrow park. I wondered why and asked a senior couple, who were local, why they chose this park out of the other three to rest and they replied with the park being more populated and you could see more people especially kids.
My final remarks of Olympic Village is that it's like a smaller, and more peaceful Presidio.
After Olympic Village, we went to Vancouver's Makers Lab which turned out to not be open yet but we were special enough to have the chance to see the activeness of the place already. Everyone in the Makers Lab gave me a hardworking and creative vibe. I was designing wooden figurines and learned that adding too many detail in a art piece could prolong the process of laser cutting to an extra hour. In the end, it was awesome to see our art work come to life as wooden objects. Next time, I'd like to use the 3d printer with designs already made.
-Andrew( Liang Fu) Wu