Tag Archives: Waikiki

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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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: Why We Chose the Hyatt Place Hotel

There are 82 hotels in Waikiki. Most of them were built 40 years ago and show their age. The most expensive are right on the beach. Most of the hotels — even the cheap and rundown — charge resort fees. … Continue reading

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Hawaii 2015: The Royal Hawaiian Center and its Hotel Neighbors

It was winter on Waikiki a long time ago and Kakuhihewa, ruling chief of Oahu, was playing makahiki games with his warriors on the beach near his home when all of a sudden a rooster appeared and began scratching the … Continue reading

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Hawaii 2015: The Waikiki Trolley in Monochrome

My entry this week for Laura and Leanne’s Monochrome Madness Challenge over on Leanne’s website is this shot of a Waikiki Trolley bus at a stop on Kalakaua Avenue near the Duke Kahanamoku Statue and across from the Hyatt Regency … Continue reading

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Hawaii 2015: The Duke of Waikiki

Duke Kahanamoku was not a real duke. He was pure Hawaiian but not a member of the Hawaiian royal family. Duke was his real first name. He was named after his father who was a policeman. His father was named … Continue reading

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Hawaii 2015: Let’s Meet at the Moana

The Moana Hotel opened up in 1901 as the first hotel on Waikiki Beach. It’s still there. A seven-year-old banyan tree seven feet high was planted in the hotel’s courtyard in 1904. It’s still there, too, and now it stands … Continue reading

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Hawaii 2015: Diamond Head from Waikiki Beach

The native Hawaiians call it Le’ahi but its official name is Diamond Head State Monument and it has become the most recognized state landmark since tourists began flocking to Waikiki a hundred years ago. Diamond Head is a circular volcanic … Continue reading

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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. … Continue reading

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