09 January 2014

And this is Hawai'i, too

Occupy Honolulu, obviously from a couple of years ago. The tent city was dissolved several months later. This was across from the Honolulu Museum of Art. There is quite a large homeless population on Oahu. There used to be a large homeless camp along the road to Ka'ena Point (I wrote about it here), by a beautiful beach. That one, too, has been dissolved. Doesn't mean there aren't homeless camps around any longer. We saw quite a few of them all over Honolulu and there are always people sleeping in bus stops, on bridges and even on sidewalks.
This poster was in the fancy, upscale mall in Waikiki. Notice it's mostly in Japanese?
Whenever we walk around Waikiki, window shopping, there are people on the streets handing out papers inviting tourists to visit one of these shooting ranges. Strangely, nobody has ever invited me .......... and nobody has ever handed one of those papers to L, either. The Japanese tourists, on the other hand, are bombarded with them.

Byodo-In Temple in the Valley of the Temples. Info here. It's at the end of a large cemetery overlooking the water on the North Shore. Beautiful location.
And that's it for the Hawai'ian posts. I have finally worked my way through all the pictures on my phone and it feels so good to be caught up, on this, at least.

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