Honolulu Daily Photos

A photographic journal of images from O'ahu by Dana, Jamie and Kala! =)

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Pictures are all taken during the course of my activities such as paddling, surfing, hiking, mountain biking, snorkeling, kayaking, stand-up paddling, rock climbing, archery, skeet shooting, and soon diving - due to my schedule, some postings are done in advanced and posted automatically by blogger on the dates specified. If you have any suggestions, comments, etc for photos you would like me to take, do not hesitate to let me know - enjoy and thanks for stoppin by - Live, Love, Laugh and share the ALOHA!

Saturday, September 15, 2007

{ D } - David = Kawika

A picture of Kalakaua Avenue, with Diamond Head peeking through. There is a song by Palani Vaughn called Kawika, a song about King David Kalakaua who revitalized the hawaiian culture and Hula after it was banned by the missionaries in the early 1800's. He also founded the 'Iolani palace.

Other "D"things worth mentioning - DuKe Kahanamoku, Doris Duke, Diamond Head, "Da Kine"

Previous Letter(s):
{ A } - Anna Bananas
{ B } - Bank of the Orient
{ C } - Clouds

Thursday, September 13, 2007

{ C } - Clouds

F-16 Thunderbirds
"Clouds" was the best I could think of to get this photo into the "C"category, but I thought this was worth posting since its been 10 years since the United States Air Force's Thunderbirds performed in Hawai'i. They will be flying 700 feet above the Arizona Memorial and performing other aerial maneuvers above Waikiki on Saturday! I've posted more photos on my Flickr Page: http://www.flickr.com/photos/hckt/

Other "C" places worth mentioning - Castles Surf, Central Union Church, Canoe Paddling, Coconut Tree

Previous Letter(s):
{ A } - Anna Bananas
{ B } - Bank of the Orient

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

{ B } - Bank of the Orient

Bank of the OrientBank of the Orient isn't exactly native to the islands since it was started in California, but the building it resides in, Dillingham Transportation Building, is what I found most appealing in this photo. This is located on Bishop Street in downtown, Honolulu.

Influenced by Italian/Spanish architecture, the beautifully designed and sculpted marble and brick construction was completed in 1929. There is no transportation service of any kind in this building, but the Dillingham ohana was heavily involved in the transportation business, and hence the derivation for the name. I believe that face sculpture above the door entrance is a replica of Benjamin Franklin Dillingham, founder of Oahu Railway & Land Co. - I may be wrong about this =P

Other "B" places worth mentioning - Bishop Museum, Blaisdell Concert Hall, Bernice Pau'ahi Bishop

Previous Letter(s):
{ A } - Anna Bananas

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

{ A } - Anna Bananas

Anna BananasHonolulu DP Alphabet Soup!

I thought this might be a fun way to get ideas for what to photograph, so in the next month, I'm going to be posting a picture that is unique to Honolulu - one for each letter of the alphabet.

If any of you have suggestions for an upcoming letter or would also like to participate in the alphabet soup from your blog, let me know, and I will link you on here =)

This photo was taken at Anna Bananas, a local club near the University of Hawai'i.

Other "A" places worth mentioning: Arizona Memorial, Aloha Tower

Saturday, September 08, 2007

Chef Mavro

Harbour CourtPeaking through the leaves is Harbor Court - located at 66 Queen Street and also the site of Chef Mavro's Cassis restaurant. George Mavrothalassitis is chef/proprietor of Chef Mavro restaurant in Honolulu.

He's received numerous awards including the prestigious James Beard Foundation award as the Best Chef in Hawaii and the Pacific Northwest. Mavrothalassitis was born in Marseilles, France. Chef Mavro is the exclusive Hawaii restaurant to earn Esquire Magazine’s top award, as well as Fodor's Top Ten restaurant's in the world.

Hope you all have a delightful weekend with some fine cuisine and wine!

Friday, September 07, 2007


MondayT.G.I.F. - this is a picture from Monday. I've been catching up with work stuff so this photo is late to post but here we were relaxing at Waimanalo. It was one of those days I wished lasted forever!

Sunday, September 02, 2007

Hawaiian Monk Seal

Hawaiian Monk SealThe Hawaiian Monk Seals are listed on the endangered species list, with the largest single population somewhere in the hundreds, these animals weigh on average 500 pounds and, from time to time, beach themselves on the warm sandy beaches of O'ahu to take a tan so they can look "good" when they go out on their dates later in the night. This one was spotted on the North Shore, probably to avoid sharks or to catch some rest before another extended voyage in the Pacific.
Read more here: http://tinyurl.com/2gjv64

Saturday, September 01, 2007

Boulder Climbing

Three PeopleI got sick pretty bad but glad to be back and gaining my health and strength again! This is a photo taken some time ago, but meant to post this sooner. Can you see the three people climbing down the cliffs? We traversed along this ko'olau mountain on the North East side of the island.