W A I K I K I
Do click on today's photos!
On a small island, strange combinations of OLD/NEW and BIG/Small
are commonplace. Here we see a Waikiki bungalow amidst high-rises
that have grown up around it.
I love Windward Mall, in Oahu's Kaneohe Town, across the Ko`olau mountains from Waikiki/Honolulu (here on the Kona side of the island).
There is still a small-town feel to Kaneohe,
and the modest mall is in sharp contrast to Ala Moana Shopping Center
("Hawaii's Center") a 10 minute walk from my boat/home.
Ala Moana is a world bazaar
with people from all over Hawaii and the world rubbing shoulders.
In the photo above you can see
a little-known graveyard that is hidden away in the parking lot of Windward Mall
up against the ramp to the upper-parking! That is where I got these pictures from.
Mostly, the peaceful anachronism is hidden behind a big wooden fence.
If you didn't know it was there, you'd never notice it.
It seems to be well protected and well cared for by the mall authorities.
These wild fowl, who live there, seem sleek and healthy!
She only had 23 years.
Thank you for building our Hawaii of today!
"It is not flesh and blood
but the heart
which makes us fathers and sons."
What amazing changes she must have seen!
Her descendants may shop at the mall.
Your Aloha and hard work are appreciated!
(Do click on this photo to see the porcelain image;
These were quite popular back in the day
and are seen an many of our
"Family faces are magic mirrors.
Looking at people who belong to us,
we see the past, present, and future."
Gail Lumet Buckley