Sunday, November 13, 2011

Aloha From the Security Zone


Your ID Papers Please-

Little Grass Shack by Sam Makia & Hawaiian Surfers on Grooveshark


This is What Normal
Looks Like











This is What President Obama
& Other Heads of State
Staying/Meeting Nearby Looks Like






Neighborhood Streets
We Walk Every Day 
Now Have Barriers &
Check Points.














Look at this 
Cool Portable Observation Tower
Overlooking Our Boats!









Just A Day at the Beach
for Baby & US Coast Guard.
The President played at this beach
as a child too.











" A well-ordered life
is like climbing a tower;
the view halfway up
is better than the view from the base,
and it steadily becomes finer
as the horizon expands. "

William Lyon Phelps













But Visitors Don't Stay Forever












Next Week Will Be Lazy & Quiet Again . . .


     =^.^=


Thanks for Stopping by!  
    YOUr Comments are always welcome

Below is a Security Slide Show YOU can watch.   
                                                              Warmly, cloudia



35 comments:

FruitCake said...

Very interesting!

RONW said...

"Security Zone" .... quite appropriate. I'd admit though, the Feds are a class act, as always.

Lori Skoog said...

I'm sure it has been an inconvenience for many, but you will have clear views soon. Your photographs of the beach are stunning.

Hilary said...

Changes like this.. to my surroundings would make me crazy. But you can bet I'd be out there photographing it too. ;)

Beach Bum said...

Look at this
Cool Portable Observation Tower
Overlooking Our Boats!


Saw one of those in Orlando a couple of years ago, it was around 101 degrees that day with 95% humidity. The security guard inside the tower had one window open because he said the air conditioning was stuck in high and he was freezing.

Betty Manousos@ Cut and Dry said...

i love Waikiki!! change is life!

a warm aloha!!

Trotter said...

Aloha Cloudia! Fortunately there aren't summits every day...

You are missing pre-historical Corsica... Enjoy and have a wonderful Sunday!

Karen S. said...

That last photo, sunshine, shadows, and stunning rainbow, what could be more perfect! It is exciting though somewhat upsetting in areas when these kinds of things come to town...around here people complain so much about the traffic when anyone arrives here, (they are more concerned about their day) when maybe we should stop our normal day and welcome our visitors, or rather guests!

Tracy Jo said...

Kind of cool but I bet hard with all the security and changes. Still beautiful though! Love the rainbow in the last picture. :-)

Charles Gramlich said...

Yeah, at least these things are temporary disruptions.

Jeannie said...

Security is big business these days.

Anonymous said...

Interesting shots of Waikiki during the APEC meeting, Cloudia. Mahalo for sharing.

Filip Demuinck said...

Love the palm three shadows picture.

Greetings,
Filip

Anonymous said...

EEGADS! Looks like transformers sittin' in the street; like I shouldn't DARE leave my hotel's lobby. Interesting little boxes hovering over your boat. Hope you aren't frisked every block you walk. Security guards in site are a bit unnerving. Glad there's not barbed wire and a fortress lining the beach. Stay safe; mind your manners until the security visitors leave. DrumMajor

Rudolph Aspirant said...

I guess high visibility security is a must, especially when you have a gathering of other international big honcho businessmen and/or heads of state. I only wish that those observation "booths", or whatever their names are, looked a tad less "industrial" in design, and could have at least have beem painted a more aesthetically pleasing color, more appropriate with the culture of the surrounding area, (not as camouflage, because that would defeat the purpose of hi-visibility security, but rather as an opportunity to showcase American design related artistic talent and creativity in front of those international eyes.)

Rudolph Aspirant said...

P.S. I could bet those were designed in Oslo ! (OMG ! Maybe this is an international military trade secret of some sorts and I spilled the beans inadvertedly !)

Kay said...

This really is very interesting. We are staying away from your side of the island right now. Thanks for showing us what we're missing.

Teresa said...

Very cool, Cloudia. Glad your camera wasn't taken in the name of security...

Windsmoke. said...

At least they can't screen out the rainbows :-).

Mama Zen said...

I bet you all will be happy when the dignitaries leave!

Anonymous said...

Nevertheless, looks peaceful and secure. A good thing. Please have a nice start into the new week.

Gran said...

I like the music, as always. It sure is a different world.

Cloudia said...

Thanks friends.



The bit of normalcy you bring is appreciated amidst all this, believe me :-)

The Elephant's Child said...

I have to say that I would prefer your home without visitors - no matter how much they are enjoying it.

Pooch Purple Reign said...

that last pic is incredible!!
~laura xx

SandyCarlson said...

This post had me thinking of Gettysburg in your home state and how Lincoln once walked freely around that town. I thought of President Obama admiring the beach of his childhood from a safe distance. It's sad to me that we don't celebrate or leaders, who represent the best in ourselves, but lock them up. We would love them well if we could only love ourselves. Challenging post. Thanks.

Vagabonde said...

As you say “visitors don’t stay forever” – now I wish I was a visitor again in your beautiful state. For some reason before I went to Hawaii I did not think I would like it. Maybe because when I was in Bali there were two women from Hawaii and they were constantly complaining about Bali and saying that Hawaii was better. But then I went to Hawaii and loved it. I hope I can go back some day.

Cloudia said...

Thanks for these really interesting comments, friends!

Randy said...

I remember when they came through town. There was alot of that going on. Hopefully the peaceful days will be back for you soon.

magiceye said...

superb captures!

namaste /\ from mumbai
aloha!

Rahul Bhatia said...

Life will be normal once all the heat is over!Nice pictures..

christopher said...

Impressive displays.

And great arch on that rainbow...an impressive display as well.

the walking man said...

These are the people who have totally screwed up everything they and their predecessors touched. I can understand why they don't have any public forums~~~they may have to explain themselves and their way of prostitution to greed.

You do realize that they have impeded your rights to walk on public tax payer paid for sidewalks and streets. Why are they more important than you?

Cloudia said...

Walking Man is right, you know.
Presidents used to walk on foot around Washington. . .

of course, there are SO many angry people out there. . .

glad I'm anonymous, LOL

Thank YOU so much for being a VIP here

Carol said...

Hi Again, I'm commenting on the wrong post, I was trying to find the one within the last week where you quoted Ben Franklin and I commented that he could hold his own in the present time. Didn't I end up looking at a lovely bust of Franklin every meal that I sat down to during this last weekend's retreat in the host's dining room. He appeared to enjoy our company.