One day last week we rode on the # 15 bus up Prospect Street and Puowaina Drive to Punchbowl Crater to visit the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific. This photo of Diamond Head and a coconut tree and hundreds of high rises in between was taken from the Punchbowl Lookout not far from where ashes are scattered and is my entry this week to Laura and Leanne’s Monochrome Madness Challenge.
Why not drop by Leanne’s website to see what other photographers have submitted this week?
Like Diamond Head, Punchbowl Crater is an extinct volcanic tuff cone. Its Hawaiian name is Puowaina which means Hill of Sacrifice. Ancient Hawaiians practiced human sacrifice in the crater.
There are fantastic views of Honolulu from Punchbowl. I’ll show some more photos of Diamond Head from here tomorrow. And I’ll have a posting about our visit to the cemetery next week.