Monday, January 27, 2020

Honolulu's Built Enviornment

A   L   O   H   A  !
This city now doth, like a garment, 
wear the beauty of the morning; 
silent bare, ships, towers, domes, 
theatres and temples lie open 
unto the fields and to the sky; 
All bright and glittering 
in the smokeless air.     
              William Wordsworth

Towered cities please us then, 
and the busy hum of men.
       John Milton

There's something about 
arriving in new cities, 
wandering empty streets 
with no destination. 
I will never lose the love 
for the arriving. . .
      Charlotte Eriksson

The life of our city is rich in 
poetic and marvelous subjects. 
We are enveloped and steeped as though 
in an atmosphere of the marvelous; 
but we do not notice it.     

Our built environment
should enhance our sense of place,
preserving the uniqueness.
In Honolulu, I find a 19th Century
city, a 20th Century city, and a
21st Century city rising.
Preserving our viewplanes:
Mountain, Sky & Sea
is agreed to be crucial.

"WHEREAS, the public has expressed strong concerns
 including, but not limited to, the alleged need for the
   proposed project, the routing and manner of placement of the
   project if needed, long term financial and aesthetic impacts,
   destruction of viewplanes, scenic and recreational resources. . . "           Hawaii State Document Link

Love You,


Elephant's Child said...

Yes, I can see the built up beauty,
but I still need the solace, the heartbalms and the peace that I find in nature.

Stewart M said...

I am not a city dweller by choice, but I do like these kinds of abstract images from towns.

Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

Teresa said...

Your viewplanes are always exquisite.

rupam sarma said...

Nice words. Awesome photos.
Have a nice week ahead.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

You have some amazing architecture Cloudia, but it sounds like public opinion there is as powerful as it is here, a good thing!

RedPat said...

The same issues arise here and one hopes the right decisions are made.

Michelle said...

I always like the way your quotes and photos mix together.

William Kendall said...

Your last shot is my favourite.

Cloudia said...

Thanks Friends

21 Wits said...

Goodness, William has such a way with thoughts and words. Aloha.

21 Wits said...

It's funny how some many folks live up to their names. William as one! Wordsworth, so much to gain by reading him. Aloha!