The Winter Olympics start a week today. The speed-skating oval in Richmond is ready and waiting for Stephen Colbert and other athletes. This is the view from half a mile downstream, along the Middle Arm of the Fraser River. Note the swooping roof line, with its digitate edges. It is meant to emulate the form of a heron's wings.
And again from a bit farther away on a sunnier day. Mountains have mysteriously arisen in the background.