Hawaii 2015: Views of Diamond Head from Punchbowl

It was about a 15-minute walk from the bus stop up Pouwaina Drive to the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific. Along the way we had one spectacular view after another and most of them included Diamond Head.

Signs on the corner of Pouwaina and Tantalus.

Signs on the corner of Pouwaina and Tantalus.

Views of Diamond Head along the walk up Pouwaina Drive on the east slopes of Punchbowl Crater.

Views of Diamond Head along the walk up Pouwaina Drive on the east slopes of Punchbowl Crater.

IMG_9772-1IMG_9775-1We stopped by the Visitor Center and then visited the Honolulu Memorial where we received a history lesson on the War in the Pacific during the 1940s and the Korean War in the 1950s (more about this visit next week). Then I walked up the Memorial Walk to the Punchbowl Overlook where I discovered more spectacular views. Directly in front of me was central Honolulu. To the west I could see Pearl Harbor and beyond. And there was Diamond Head again to the east.

Views from Punchbowl Overlook.

Views from Punchbowl Overlook.

IMG_9989-1We then walked back down Pouwaina to the Pouwaina Bridge bus stop at the foot of Tantalus Drive. Of course I took some more pictures!

Back down Pouwaina Drive.

Back down Pouwaina Drive.

I had to crouch to get this shot of the bougainvillaea.

I had to crouch to get this shot of the bougainvillaea in the foreground.

We were pleasantly surprised to see the same friendly bus driver who drove us up to Punchbowl three hours earlier. She let us off near the Blaisdell Concert Hall where we grabbed a # 13 bus back to Waikiki. That bus stopped on the corner of Kuhio and Paoakalani — right across the street from our hotel.

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I am a family man with interests in family history, photography, history and travel.
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3 Responses to Hawaii 2015: Views of Diamond Head from Punchbowl

  1. Ann says:

    Ah! The seasoned travellers who eschew taxis and take buses and walk. I have found really great places to eat by asking people on a bus – sometimes you can get a discussion started with several people and end up with a whole list of dining options.

    I love your distant shots of Diamond Head – you can see that it’s a volcanic crater from this perspective. And all those flowers!

  2. ima_soulman says:

    I have these very pictures as my father to was buried there in Punchbowl. Thanks for the visit the pictures were great keep them coming. Aloha

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