Sunday, November 23, 2014

Sunny Kapiolani Park

A  L  O  H  A !
 June 11, 1877, Kapiolani Park was 
dedicated as the first public park in Hawaii.
 The park boasts of open green space, 
ponds, the Honolulu Zoo, sports 
facilities, and the Waikiki Shell.

Diamond Head presides 
over the park.
The Hawaiians of old 
named the crater: 
"Leahi."  LINK

Popular for sports, picnics, 
and family events,
 the park is also a 
favorite place for photographs.

" We are here to
laugh at the odds,
and live our lives so well
that Death will
tremble to take us. "
                            Charles Bukowski

Diamond Heal close up.

" The moment one gives 
close attention to 
any thing, even a blade of grass 
it becomes a mysterious, 
awesome, indescribably 
magnificent world 
in itself. "
                      Henry Miller

The Familiar 
"Money Shot" 
of Diamond Head
from Waikiki Beach.

Now You Know
the close up!

Thanks for visiting-
            Fondly, cloudia


Couture Carrie said...

So gorgeous!
Thanks for sharing!


Magia da Inês said...

♪♬° ·.
Um parque super lindo.
Não é preciso dizer nada: só admirar!

Boa semana!
Beijinhos.♪° ·.
♪♬♫° ·.

eViL pOp TaRt said...

It's an incredibly beautiful park, and so close to Honolulu.

I can see why it would be a place to photograph couples!

Stefano Davanzo said...

This is a beautiful place, nice for a break
See you

eileeninmd said...

Hello Cloudia, Pretty images of the park and Diamond Head...A lovely setting for wedding photos. Happy Sunday!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

You have many 'money shots' Cloudia :)

DrumMajor said...

It's pretty and green these days! DrumMajor

TexWisGirl said...

beautiful. nice to have a long-standing park that is still so popular!

EG CameraGirl said...

Beautiful park. It must be nice to live in a place that you can almost always count on seeing the sun!

Charles Gramlich said...

Beautiful place for a wedding.

Teresa said...

The close-up shot of Diamond Head is even better than the money shot from the beach. Thanks for the outing, Cloudia. The quotes today were great, too. I like the one about living so well Death is afraid to take us!

Cloudia said...

I love you friends! Thanks for coming to play 🌺🌴

Su-sieee! Mac said...

Ahhhhh, I'm imagining that I'm there right now.

A Cuban In London said...

Absolutely beautiful! :-) Thanks.

Greetings from London.

RedPat said...

It's wonderful to see the sunshine, Cloudia! It feels like it has been grey here for days.

Jennifer A. Jilks said...

You live in a photogenic part of the world!!!
What wonderful thoughts.
(ツ) from Cottage Country Ontario , ON, Canada!

The Bastard King of England said...

A lovely park so close to an urban area.

Elephant's Child said...

Such a beautiful place. Such a vibrant place - such a peaceful place. Thank you.
And it is particularly welcome as our greens turn to golden on their way to crispy brown.

Tahiti Daily Photo said...

Diamond Head is such a gorgeous place !

William Kendall said...

Just gorgeous!

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

That red boat against the blue ocean is pretty nifty, too.

Mama Zen said...

What a gorgeous place!

Bob Bushell said...

Wow, they are some photos, well taken Cloudia.

Adam said...

good quotes

TALON said...

What a gorgeous place you live in, Cloudia. I could sit here and soak up all the beauty in your wonderful photos forever! I love places like that--parks that really share what a place is about and make it accessible for a variety of activities.

Wishing you a joy-filled week!

Rick said...

Oh I would like to see Diamond Head in person again, Cloudia. Thanks for the next best thing!