Where’s PJ and this Olympic Venue? The 2012 Olympic games are still going strong, so this time PJ’s sister is helping him out. This picture was taken in the year of when the Olympic games took place, but they were already finished by the time we arrived. Do you know where this Olympic cauldron is located and what year the games were played? Sorry that we cut off the cauldron, Mom made us focus on the person not the metal structure. Actually, I was probably the one that took it, since it’s not framed correctly. I was just a kid at this time.
PJ and his Family visited this venue when he was just a kid.
Hint 2: Mountains in the background, Hmmm. I’m betting it’s a winter Olympics again. Sorry about the quality of the pic. This is a scan of a printout from a copy of a picture (4 degrees from direct photo). You can still get the gist of the picture though.
The Olympic Cauldrons at this Winter Olympic Venue.
Hint 3: Looking up to the Ski Jump, Yep it’s the winter Olympics can you guess where this Ski jump venue is? Also keep in mind there is only one large Ski Jump, When did the Olympic committee add the small jump to the event schedule? This pic is from my sisters photo album. We are Starting to build the Olympic rings. Sorry about the water spots, but this is a better pic than the old faded family vacation pic.
That is a long way to jump even with snow.
Hint 4: This is the view from the top of the Ski jump, quit impressive. Can you guess the city below? The year was before they alternated the Winter Olympics every 2 years with the Summer Olympics.
The Top of the Ski Jump
Hint 5: My brother and his sarcastic wit, thought it was rather funny that a cemetery was right below the ski jump. (He was a teenager.) He pondered, if you jumped too far out of the stadium, then the church did not have far to move you. Crashing aside, does anyone know where this cathedral is located?
At the foot of the Ski Jump
Hint 6: PJ and brother in-law, Stan, are acting like they are ski jumping. Yah, Right! We took a trip to Europe 20 some years later, so that we could relive the past. That was a fast paced trip, 7 different cities in 7 days, and 5 different countries. I recommend you take it much slower so that you enjoy the culture. The name of the venue has been covered up. Do you know were we are?
Ready to Jump
Answer: Innsbruck, Austria, held the 1976 winter games. So 20 years later, my sister, Linda, and her husband helped me relive the family trip in the summer of ‘76. Innsbruck was a nice little village, some of the venues in 96 were a little run down, but it was good to rekindle the fire.
PJ’s Sister Linda, All Grown Up at Innsbruck again.