Saturday, May 24, 2014

Lai Fong's Angel of Squalor

A   L   O   H   A !
 Honolulu: Pocket-Size City of Mysteries

" I am, as I am; 
whether hideous, or
 handsome, depends
 upon who is made 
judge. "
                           Herman Melville

 Thriving Modern Metropolis to Casual Eyes

" The cost of a thing
 is the amount of 
what I call life 
which is required to be 
exchanged for it, 
or in the long run. "

                             Henry David Thoreau

 Old Flavors Remain-Beloved Lai Fong

By its nature,

the metropolis provides

 what otherwise could be 

given only by


 namely, the strange.” 

                              Jane Jacobs
                                                The Death and Life of Great American Cities

 if White Pigeon Turns
 I Can Get 
a Good Photo -

But She Filled My Lens with
Flutter and Was Gone.

When My Eye Cleared,
 I Noticed a Mystery
 Inside the 
Broken Window:

" The ideal space
 must contain 
elements of
serenity, sorcery 
and mystery. "
                     Luis Barragan

 Lai Fong's Angel of Squalor
White Girl Had Flown
 Not Away, But Inside.

She was the Mystery

"some have 
entertained angels 
unawares "

Hebrews 13:2


Thank YOU
for Being A Visiting Angel!

                  Warmly, Cloudia


Friko said...

A wonderful sequence, slowly leading up to the mystery’s solution.

One mystery remains to me: how did the graffiti artist (?) get up there?

Anonymous said...

I'm wondering who's angel the dove belongs to; surely someone who used to live there. Amazing photos of beauty in the midst of messy place. DrumMajor

eViL pOp TaRt said...

An amazing sequence of pictures, telling a story with a surprise to it. Angels are angels, whatever their surroundings.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Wow! Wonderful series of shots Cloudia, I think if we really kept our eyes open we might see more signs of angels around us oui!

TexWisGirl said...

how very pretty.

Karen S. said...

Oh I love a good mystery too, and what a fabulous capture, of such a beautiful pose. Enjoy all of your day, aloha.

Myrna R. said...

I like your 'picture story'. The photo of the angel in air is wonderful.
Hope you have a fun weekend.


William Kendall said...

Excellent shots. And I do like that Thoreau quote.

Cloudia said...

Thanks, angels

Charles Gramlich said...

Thoreau had it absolutely right.

Elephant's Child said...

Love that Melville quote.
And the angel that is you.

Stefano Davanzo said...

Have a great Sunday

Adam said...

nice quotes for Saturday

Teresa said...

Great detective story!

Cloudia said...

Thanks for your cheering visits!

Olaf said...

Nice :-)

Bob Bushell said...

Beautiful images, they say much more.

Filip and Kristel said...

Giant cranes.


Kay said...

Very interesting series of photos, Cloudia. I really have a problem with the graffiti I see all around town.