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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!

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

5 Comments:

Blogger Felicia said...

Good one for "B"...I was thinking babies, beaches, bowling. The colors in your photo are so purple-y - I like it! About graduate programs in SD check out their websites (I put links to each in each post). Each uni has different things to offer...so it depends on your field of study. Good luck!

Wednesday, September 12, 2007 at 2:30:00 PM HST  
Blogger Dina said...

Kala, I see more of this Island from your wonderful blog, then I do in PERSON!!! so glad your here :)

Wednesday, September 12, 2007 at 3:44:00 PM HST  
Blogger Kate said...

The bicycle looks a little forlorn. The varied tones in the photo are attractive.

Wednesday, September 12, 2007 at 5:52:00 PM HST  
Blogger oldmanlincoln said...

I like your photography. This photo has a quality about it not found in others. It and your story makes a marvelous post.

Thursday, September 13, 2007 at 1:01:00 AM HST  
Blogger Mike said...

Lovely brick colours. What is the bike for?

Friday, September 14, 2007 at 3:15:00 AM HST  

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