Tag Archives: Honolulu

MM 200 Honolulu Hotel

We stayed at the Hyatt Place on Paoakalani Avenue during our one-week stay in Hawaii in 2015. My entry for this week’s Monochrome Madness Challenge is a close-up shot of the hotel directly across the street from us.

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Monochrome Madness 2-47: Straight

Leanne Cole has suggested that there be a theme for the first week of each month’s Monochrome Madness Challenge. I went back to the view from our Honolulu hotel balcony during our visit to Hawaii last year for my version … Continue reading

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Hawaii 2015: St Augustine by-the-sea Catholic Church in Waikiki

On the day after our family wedding several of us who were staying at various Waikiki hotels got together to attend Mass at 5pm and then go out to dinner at a nearby restaurant. My wife and I only had … Continue reading

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Hawaii 2015: The Honolulu Memorial and the War in the Marianas

This is the second of two postings on the lessons in history and geography we learned from studying the mosaic galleries in the Honolulu Memorial at Punchbowl Cemetery (See here for my first posting in the series). The focus here … Continue reading

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Hawaii 2015: The Honolulu Memorial and the War in the Pacific

We received lessons in history and geography last January when we visited the mosaic galleries at the Honolulu Memorial in Punchbowl Cemetery. This posting will cover the Allied military operations against Japan from December 1941 through February 1944.

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Hawaii 2015: Japanese Woodblock Prints at the Honolulu Museum of Art

One of the five galleries that surround the Chinese Courtyard in the Honolulu Museum of Art is reserved for the ongoing display of 20 or so prints from the museum’s vast collection of Japanese woodblock prints. The exhibit we saw … Continue reading

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Hawaii 2015: Impressed with 19th and 20th Century Art at Honolulu Museum of Art

We visited the D’Orsay Museum in Paris last year and were mesmerized by the sheer quantity of impressionist, post-impressionst and neo-impressionist paintings on display as we walked down the monstrous hallways of the museum that was once a railway station. … Continue reading

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Hawaii 2015: Seneca Masks and Monochrome Madness 51

On our visit to the Honolulu Museum of Art last month I came across these two masks in the North America gallery. They are called False Face Society masks and they are from the Seneca people of western New York … Continue reading

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Hawaii 2015: Visiting the Honolulu Museum of Art

We visited the Honolulu Museum of Art for two hours one day during our stay last month in Hawaii and saw about half of what the museum had to offer. You will need at least three hours and perhaps four … Continue reading

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Hawaii 2015: Anna Rice Cooke and the Honolulu Museum of Art

Anna Rice Cooke was a patron of the arts in Honolulu and founder of the Honolulu Academy of Arts which would become the Honolulu Museum of Art. She was born in 1853 in Oahu, the daughter of Protestant missionaries. She … Continue reading

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