Sunday, October 25, 2015

Honolulu Front and Back

A  L  O  H  A !
 Waikiki Beach & Diamond Head.
THAT's Honolulu to most people









 Rainbows, Resorts, Ocean Views












Click Photo to Stand in Street
This little wood frame house,
surrounded by mid [20th] Century
walk-up apartments speaks to me
of a city growing.








19th Century Chinatown.
Modern  towers 'photo bombing'
the shot



From the Japanese plantation carpenters
who built so many wood frame, local
style shacks, houses, temples,

. . . To the high rises going
up today, Honolulu
is a dynamic Pacific City.

I join all previous 
residents going back 
centuries in saying:
"You should have been
here 30 years ago;
It was so different,
so beautiful then!"


Thanks for Visiting!
                Warmly, cloudia



21 comments:

Blogoratti said...

Splendid looks and photos.

eileeninmd said...

Aloha, Cloudia! I am surprised they have room to build more hi-rises. I was there in 1981 and it looked crowded. Lovely photos, enjoy your day!

DeniseinVA said...

Enjoyed seeing these. Thanks Cloudia!

Teresa said...

Love the photobombs!

eViL pOp TaRt said...

It's still beautiful! Thanks, Cloudia! Have a nice, easy day.

Karen S. said...

Aloha, lovely photobombing image Cloudia, your post speaks to me as well. It seems this take over/restructuring is happening a lot. My favorite quaint Minneapolis neighborhood, Linden Hills, is preparing for a large high rise building to tower over (against the wishes of the residents) smack in the center of it all. Very sad.

Filip Demuinck said...

Super rainbow picture.

Greetings,
Filip

Charles Gramlich said...

High rises stealing everyone's view

PerthDailyPhoto said...

That fourth shot looks very much like a Perth street scene :)

Cloudia said...

Thanks Friends!

William Kendall said...

I don't think I could get tired of the view of Diamond Head.

Elephant's Child said...

It is a truly beautiful place. I prefer the wooden structures, but that is personal taste. And an aversion to people 'en masse'. Beautiful then, differently beautiful now.

RedPat said...

It is the same everywhere, Cloudia!

Tom said...

Great rainbow and I prefer the 19th Century Hawaiian architecture!

Cloudia said...

Thanks!

rupam sarma said...

Beautiful photos and post
Greetings from India

Come Away With Me said...

Aloha Cloudia! One day I hope to visit your beautiful state. We are only an ocean apart after all. Mostly I stopped by to say thank you for your recent comments. Wishing you well there in paradise.

magiceye said...

Change is constant. Lovely captures!!

Namaste /\ from Mumbai
Aloha!!

Weekend-Windup said...

Amazing look of the pictures...

Reader Wil said...

I prefer the old ways of building. It had more character.
Thanks for your visit.
Wil, ABCW Team

Su-sieee! Mac said...

I say that about my town, too. :-)