We just returned from a week in Hawaii where I took more than 800 photos, all with my new Canon 24mm pancake lens. A lot of those photos were of Diamond Head, the ancient crater that looms over southern Oahu. I seem to have been drawn to Diamond Head just as the great artists Hiroshige and Hokusai were inspired by Mount Fuji. I’ll devote a posting next week to the wood block prints we saw by these two artists at the Honolulu Museum of Art. But for the next few days I’ll show some of the photos I took of Diamond Head.
The Hyatt Place Hotel is on the eastern side of Waikiki not far from Diamond Head. The hotel is on Paoakalani Street between Kuhio and Cartwright. Here’s a view of Diamond Head from the intersection of Paoakalani and Cartwright.
We had a view of the mountains from our 14th floor room at the Hyatt Place. If we looked to our right from one of our balconies we could see the back end of Diamond Head.
This third and last photo was taken on a walk from our hotel to Kapiolani Park just a few blocks away.
Tomorrow I’ll show some shots of Diamond Head from Waikiki Beach.