Weekly photo challenge- Trio

Happy Thanksgiving! This is my entry for this week’s theme, “trio” at the  WP Weekly photo challenge. It has been a cold and rainy week in Paris. Yes indeed, it would be nice to be on the beach at Waikiki right now… But until modern technology invents a “beam me up, Scotty” machine for each… Continue reading Weekly photo challenge- Trio

Daily post weekly photo challenge- Change and contrasts in Hawaii

In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: “Change.”

These photos come from my 2014 trip to Honolulu, Hawaii. Change has never stopped coming in Hawaii. Honolulu is a very modern city but visitors can  also see some reminders of the past.Here are a couple of photos that show historical contrasts in or near the financial district of downtown Honolulu:

Our lady of Peace Cathedral Basilica is like a “bridge” between the 19th century and 21st centuries( it was founded in 1843). The cathedral is between 20th century skyscrapers.

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Inside the cathedral, one of the stained glass windows also shows a change of eras and traditions…

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An American vessel greets a Hawaiian outrigger canoe. Below, a dove ushers in the changes to be with a symbolic olive leaf branch. If you click on the photo, you can also see Honolulu, with its homes and buildings. The city has of course, changed radically through the centuries.

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Finally, another image of change… the statue of King Kamehamea the first ( unifier of the Hawaiian islands) is amist modern skycrapers.

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My return

Who’s that girl?? A Waimanalo beach girl. How are you all, WP friends? It has been a VERY long time… Those who were familiar with my blog know that i have had a lot  going on… Life happens. To put it in another way, “shit happens”… We all know that one. I have been intensely involved in… Continue reading My return

The Hawaiian mission houses historical site

I visited for the first time the Hawaiian mission houses in downtown Honolulu. This fascinating museum takes you back to the 19th century. These are original houses of the New England missionaries who settled in Hawaii. I have no photos of the interior because we are not allowed to photograph the interior. Daily life is… Continue reading The Hawaiian mission houses historical site