Thursday, July 3, 2014

Bad Boy Fences

A  L  O  H  A !
Walking Honolulu's Chinatown,
 Along Centuries-Old Sidewalks

In the mid- to late-19th century, 
sailing vessels came to Honolulu 
[many from China]
to purchase sandalwood, 
among other commodities.

 They arrived here, 
holds full of 
granite blocks as ballast 
which was left behind. 

The idea arose to use them for 
sidewalks that can still be seen 
throughout Chinatown. 
This is King Street.

Two City Fences Side By Side -
Perfect for Good Fences!

" A discovery is said to be

 an accident meeting

 a prepared mind. " 

                        Albert von Szent-Gyorgyi

Mysterious Medieval Scary

“Danger sweetens the brew. 

Makes it more delicious.” 
                                                                   Robin Maxwell

What's IN There?
" There is a passion

 for hunting something 

deeply implanted

 in the human breast. "
                                                       Charles Dickens

Back to Waikiki!

" Coming back to 

where you started 

is not the same 

as never leaving.” 
                           Terry Pratchett


See other Good Fences

Thanks Friends!
               Warmly, cloudia


Vanessa V Kilmer said...

Terry Pratchett is right. Things look very different.

eViL pOp TaRt said...

Great fence pictures. Those are serious fences. I liked also the story of the granite blocks formerly serving as ballast now used as street pavements. Honolulu must be a daily interesting place to live.

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

A very fine fence post!

I'm inspired, I'm going to make one, too.

Hilary said...

The fence is indeed a good one but I really like that sidewalk.

The Weaver of Grass said...

I love that Terry Pratchett saying - particularly poignant now that we know how very sick he is.

TexWisGirl said...

some tough looking gates, for sure!

thanks (in advance) for linking in!

Cloudia said...

Thanks Friends!

And thanks, TEX, for hosting / inventing this cool meme!

Teresa said...

Love the fences. Are those folks good neighbors? What are in all those bales behind that one fence? Did your telephoto xray lens uncover secrets?

Elephant's Child said...

How I would love to go wandering through your city (or anywhere really) with you.

eileeninmd said...

A great collection of fence photos..A nice selection of quotes. Have a happy 4th of July weekend!

Filip and Kristel said...

Strange title, I read everywhere good fences !!!


Merlesworld said...

Chinatowns are always he same but so different, I love the smells too.

Sandy Carlson said...

You have created a new genre of poem: the blog poem, a pastiche of images and words that captures the spirit and magic of being alive.

Jennifer A. Jilks said...

I love these, as ever, Cloudia.
People talk about taking lucky photos, but
LUCK is when Preparation meets Opportunity!
(ツ) from Cottage Country Ontario , ON, Canada!

William Kendall said...

I must agree with Terry Pratchett.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Love the history of the pavements of Chinatown Cloudia.. those slabs could tell a tale or two I bet. Pretty gritty city fences you found there.

Cloudia said...

such jolly comments! Thanks friends.

Sandy that's awesome! thanks

Margaret Adamson said...

Some rough looking fences there.

Karen S. said...

Aloha King of good fences and quotes that sweeten my day. Such enjoyment I gather from these bits of history. Lovely.