First contact with Hawai'i at Makapu'u, the easternmost point the of the Island of O'ahu. Barely visible, the tiny little lighthouse halfway up the cliffs
Diamond Head as seen from the air
During the landing approach on Honolulu International Airport the cloud cover breaks up and allows for a quick glance at the Diamond Head crater near Waikiki
Ko Olina Oahu
The man-made Ko Olina Lagoons on O'ahu Island, Hawaii seen from the air. Everything is fake here. Even the white sand - it was imported from the nearby island Lanai
Honolulu International Airport
Landing at Honolulu International Airport (Kahua Mokulele Kauʻāina o Honolulu in Hawai'ian) on O'ahu Island in Hawai'i, where several military transport planes are parked on the tarmac
Diamond Head Crater
Sign at the base of Diamond Head (Lē‘ahi) State Monument, Waikiki, Hawaii
View over Weialae - Kahala
View over the Diamond Head access road towards the ever-growing suburbs of Honolulu
A trolley enters Diamond Head's Kahala Tunnel
The 225 foot Kahala Tunnel was built through the east side of the Diamond Head crater wall during the 1940s
Koko Crater as seen from Diamond Head Crater
View from the Kahala lookout at the tunnel entrance to the Diamond Head crater base towards Koko head (right) and the larger Koko Crater
Koko Head and Koko Crater as seen from Diamond Head
Inside the Diamond Head Crater
View at the Diamond Head lookout from inside the Diamond Head (Lē‘ahi) State Monument
View at the Diamond Head lookout from inside the crater. Piece of cake - up a short ramp, a few switchbacks, some stairs - done. A few heart attacks later it didn't look that easy anymore.
Diamond Head (Lē‘ahi) State Monument
Graphical map of the crater hike at Diamond Head (Lē‘ahi) State Monument, Oahu, Hawaii
Overlooking the Diamond Head (Lē‘ahi) Crater from the way up to the top gave a welcome opportunity to catch some much needed breath.
Overlooking the Diamond Head (Lē‘ahi) Crater fwith the Kahala Tunnel on O'ahu Island, Hawai'i
View from Diamond Head
Beautiful view from the top of the Diamond Head crater over some residences and some of the coastal coral reefs
Diamond Head Lookout
Aerial view over Kapiolani Park an Waikiki Beach as seen from the top of Diamond Head Crater
Waikiki as seen from Diamond Head
Aerial view over Waikiki as seen from the top of Diamond Head, a crater of a dormant volcano
Eternal Flame Memorial, Honolulu
The Eternal Flame in Honolulu is a memorial dedicated to the men and women of the state of Hawaii who have served in the armed forces of the United States
Eternal Flame War Memorial in Honolulu
Washington Place Honolulu
Built in 1847, this mansion has been the home of Hawaii's rulers, starting with Queen Lili'uokalani.
St. Andrew's Cathedral in Honolulu
St. Andrew's in downtown Honolulu is a cathedral of the Episcopal Church. The white limo belongs to one of several wedding groups that were being photographed in and around the building
Statue of Saint Andrew
The statue of Saint Andrew in downtown Honolulu looks a bit like a karate instructor
St. Andrew's Cathedral, Honolulu
St. Andrew's Cathedral in downtown Honolulu is a cathedral of the Episcopal Church. And a popular place for wedding photography.
St. Andrew's Cathedral in Honolulu, Hawaii
St. Andrew's Cathedral in downtown Honolulu is a cathedral of the Episcopal Church.
Hawaii State Capitol
The Hawaii State Capitol iin downtown Honolulu houses the executive and legislative branches of the state government.
Liberty Bell at the State Capitol in Honolulu
An exact replica of the original Liberty Bell presented to Hawaii by the United States Treasury Department July 4, 1950
Father Damien Statue in Honolulu
Statue of Father Damien in fromt of the Hawaiian State Capitol building in downtown Honolulu
Seal of Hawai'i
The Great Seal of the State of Hawai'i at the Capitol in Honolulu
Inside the atrium of the Hawaii State Capitol, Honolulu, Hawai'i
Statue of Queen Liliuokalani at the State Capitol of Hawaii
Liliʻuokalani, born Lydia Liliʻu Loloku Walania Wewehi Kamakaʻeha, was a composer of Hawaiian music, author and the last reigning monarch of the Kingdom of Hawaii
Hawaii State Capitol building in downtown Honolulu
Banyan trees in downtown Honolulu
Large Banyan trees behind Iolani Palace in downtown Honolulu, Hawai'i
Iolani Palace in Honolulu
Iolani Palace, the only royal palace in the United States, presents itself all dressed up draped in flags.
Royal Coat of Arms of Hawaii
The Royal Coat of Arms of Hawaii decorates the fence portals at Iolani Palace. The motto "Ua mau ke ea o ka ʻāina i ka pono" translates to "The life of the land is perpetuated in righteousness
Iolani Palace, the only royal palace in the United States, presents itself all dressed up and draped in flags.
King Kamehameha I Statue
Statue of the Hawaiian King Kamehameha I or Kamehameha the Great in front of Aliiolani Hale, his former residence that currently serves as the Hawaiian Supreme Court
King Kamehameha I
King Lunalilo Mausoleum
King Lunalilo Mausoleum in downtown Honolulu. The tomb is the final reststing place of Hawaii's sixth monarch King Lunalilo and his father Charles Kanaʻina.
King Lunalilo's Tomb
Historic Kawaiahaʻo Congregational Church in downtown Honolulu, Hawai'i
Coronation Pavilion of Iolani Palace
King Kalakaua and queen Kapiolani were crowned at a coronation ceremony on February 12, 1883 in this structure on the grounds of the Iolani Palace.
The Royal Hawai'ian Iolani Palace in Honolulu
Iolani Palace, the only royal palace in the United States, in downtown Honolulu, Hawai'i
ʻIolani Barracks in Honolulu
The late afternoon sun throws heavy palmtree shadows on the walls of the ʻIolani Barracks, or hale koa (house of warriers) in Hawaiian
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