Hawaii 2015: Diamond Head from Hyatt Place

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.

Looking down Cartwright Street from Paoakalani toward Diamond Head. That's the Hyatt Place hotel on the left.

Looking down Cartwright Street from Paoakalani toward Diamond Head. That’s the Hyatt Place hotel on the left.

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.

View from our Hyatt Place 14th floor balcony with Diamond Head dominatingf the skyline. That's Jefferson Elementary School on the left.

View from our Hyatt Place 14th floor balcony with Diamond Head dominating the skyline. That’s Jefferson Elementary School on the left.

This third and last photo was taken on a walk from our hotel to Kapiolani Park just a few blocks away.

View of Diamond Head from Monseratt Street which separates Kapiolani Park from the Honolulu Zoo.

View of Diamond Head from Monsarrat Street and Kapiolani Park parking area. The Honolulu Zoo is on the other side of Monsarrat.

Tomorrow I’ll show some shots of Diamond Head from Waikiki Beach.

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About crowcanyonjournal

I am a family man with interests in family history, photography, history and travel.
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2 Responses to Hawaii 2015: Diamond Head from Hyatt Place

  1. mvschulze says:

    Looking forward to your posts. We had visited Diamond head twice, the first time before the trail to the rim was improved to accommodate more general traffic. (I actually liked it better the first time!) M

  2. loving the view down the road!!

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