Friday, March 19, 2010

Morning Downtown

Aloha, Friend!

Let's take an early morning walk
through downtown Honolulu

Click da pics!
I love our older buildings.
They are reminiscent of the monarchy era,
of territorial days,
and the early statehood days of the 60's. . .

"I have an affection for a great city.
I feel safe in the neighbourhood of man,
and enjoy the sweet security of the streets."

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

There are sweet touches everywhere.
Of course my beloved Chinatown (just a few blocks away)
is a different world that we've visited before.
Today I have an errand in the business district.

"The city is what it is
because our citizens are
what they are."


The spiral is EVERYWHERE!

See the 3 news boxes?
The WEEKLY is an indispensable "alternative" to the two major dailies.
It seems that we will lose one of the majors very soon
and become a one-newspaper town
like many other American cities.

Sleepy Fort Street Mall
where homeless mix with college students and business people. . .

"Clearly, then, the city is not a concrete jungle,
it is a human zoo."
Desmond Morris, The Human Zoo

First Hawaiian Bank's modern tower,
with 70's cement to the right

"Towered cities please us then,
And the busy hum of men."
John Milton

ALOHA! cloudia