A walk through downtown Honolulu

The Mission Memorial Building was built to commemorate the 100th anniversary of Protestant missionaries in Hawaii, something of a mixed blessing for the locals.
The lovely red brick Hawaiian Brewing Company building.

This week’s Friendly Friday challenge theme is ‘Photo Walk.’ (See more responses here.) I thought of a few options, but my visit to Honolulu last year seemed to fit the bill. After I’d conducted my business there, I spent the rest of my time on a photo walk through downtown.

I’ve posted some photos from this walk before. To see them just scroll to the bottom of the page and click on ‘Honolulu’ in the tags.

The Sky Gate sculpture was built to celebrate the celestial event known as “Lahaina Noon,” which is when the sun is directly overhead and vertical objects cast no shadow. This occurs twice a year in Hawaii, usually in May and July. In the case of this sculpture, the wavy top casts a perfectly round shadow on the ground.
The art deco entrance to the Honolulu Fire Department headquarters complex.
These water fountains at the Hawaii State Capitol building are shaped like hibiscus blooms, which are the state flower.
Two contrasting tower buildings with a plane flying overhead.
A woman in red enters an elevator at the Hawaii State Capitol building.
Little Bo Peep has sheered her sheep apparently.
Huge banyan trees in the grounds of ‘Iolani Palace.
‘Iolani Barracks housed the Royal Household Guard.
‘Iolani Palace was the home of Hawaiian royalty until they were overthrown by American businessmen backed by the U.S. military.
This was something of a mixed blessing for the locals.

12 thoughts on “A walk through downtown Honolulu

    1. Graham Post author

      Yes, I like that photo too. The biker was a bit of luck. There were a lot of interesting old buildings in the city, more than I anticipated, so I had a good time wandering around for a few hours.

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        1. Graham Post author

          To be honest, I have no idea. I wasn’t there long enough to explore and haven’t read anything about its current reputation. Don’t most Chinatowns have a slightly shady reputation?

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          1. The Snow Melts Somewhere

            I guess they do! Though in Paris Chinatown was purely for food, it’s reputation wasn’t bad as I remember. But that was 15 years ago, it might be different now. Actually I had lived in Paris for quite a while until I even heard there was a Chinatown!

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