Hi, my name is Lindsey Van, and I am excited to share my experiences leading into the Olympic season through a picture blog with Black Rapid. Photography has always been a passion of mine, and I take my camera everywhere I go. Pictures capture the moment, and emotion. A picture can explain so much more about an experience than words can. I took over 4000 pictures last year. I travel the world to compete in Ski Jumping, and I share the fun I have through my pictures. I will be posting some of my favorite moments in this blog as I train, travel and try to make the Olympic team. Live my moment with me.
Oaxaca is a pretty neat place. The streets are all cobblestone and there’s an ancient feel to the place. Best of all, it doesn’t seem too touristy. After a short nap, I spent the afternoon wandering to get a feel for the place. I had a couple of local beers, followed a parade, watched a wedding, dodged a quick rain shower and had dinner with Darin, my soon-to-be-roommate. I wanted to stress getting a lay of the land today instead of taking photos so that’s what I did.
Here are a few shots that I did get:
So, after a relatively uneventful 8 hours from Seattle to Mexico City, i’m faced with an airport of unnatural proportions. Wandering aimlessly trying to figure out where to check in, I end up checking in, not once, but three times at three different counters. I spot my bag sitting all by itself next to, what I can only believe, is a baggage belt left over from the 60′s. Once I get that straightened out, I trek across two buildings to find out that the flight could be in one of two buildings, but it won’t be announced until 60 minutes before the flight. Of course, it was in the building where I wasn’t!
Like an extra in the Walking Dead, I stumble over to the gate which,Continue reading...