When I was in Ottawa, I took this photo of the Olympic flag flying in front of the Parliament buildings.
I don't think the pole was propped up in those concrete blocks that people use instead of proper footings for their backyard decks, but it certainly felt like a temporary installation.
Apparently some people really like hockey. After the final game, this is what it sounded like from our 16th floor balcony:
This is two-and-a-half minutes trimmed out of nearly half an hour, keeping mostly the beginning and the end with a bit of the middle thrown in as well. They're still going at it as I type this, long after the game ended.
What's really amazing is that it took well over an hour for someone to finally think - "Wait a minute, I've got bagpipes!"