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Honolulu is famous for many things: Pearl Harbor, Honolulu Harbor, Aloha Tower, Diamond Head, and of course Waikiki Beach. Aloha Tower is located on Pier 9 in Honolulu Harbor, and it was for some forty years the tallest structure in Hawaii. What you may not know is that it was originally a lighthouse.
In the distance beyond Waikiki Beach is Diamond Head volcanic crater.
If you’d like to see the view from atop Diamond Head I would suggest you visit this link appropriately titled: A View from Atop Diamond Head. That link will take you to a post I did way back in February, 2011, of a hike Ursula and I made to the top. In that post you’ll see images such as these:
One of the most prominent skyline features in Honolulu is actually two skyline features. I’m referring to One Waterfront Towers:
On Fun Photo Friday I’ll present some of my favorite shots from this trip to Oahu, and next week we’ll begin our culinary tour of Oahu.
Alas Ursula and I did not spend a whole lot of time in Honolulu as we’ve been here many times in the past, including our honeymoon over 35 years ago. At any rate we had another excursion in mind. We hurriedly left the ship for something we’d never done before — a food tour of the island.
So on this trip we got to see much more than just Honolulu, and we tasted much more than the standard tourist fare.
This week I’ll be presenting photos of Oahu Island sights, but next week I’ll take you on a culinary tour that will end with a special Fun Food Friday rather than the usual Fun Photo Friday. On that day, a week from this Friday, I’ll present my recipe for one of Hawaii’s most tempting street foods — Hawaiian Garlic Shrimp just as it tastes coming off an island food truck.
But for this week we’ll concentrate on the Oahu scenery.