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Tuesday, August 31, 2010

10-08-31 Kukaniloko B.........s State Monument.

Every since Leslie pointed it out to me, I've been really curious as to what the attraction was at this somewhat desolate place just outside of Wahiawa.  It's located just off Kamehameha Highway directly across from the road that leads to Whitmore Village.  The State of Hawaii has designated this as a historical site and there is a Hawaii Visitors Bureau marker designating it as such.

Can you guess why the site received this designation?




This group of Japanese tourists arrived just ahead of me.  They were very respectful and everyone bowed toward the monument before they passed between the two stones that act as a sort of gate.









This is the reason for designating the site as historical.  The stones are the key.






This came out a lot darker than I thought it would.  Double click on the image and a larger version is viewable.




Have you figured out why this is classified as a historical site?  No, it's not a Heiau nor is it an ancient Hawaiian burial ground.


In ancient Hawaiian days, the women gave birth here, sitting on the stones as they went through labor.

Sunday, August 29, 2010

10-08-29 Liliha Fair, Greek Festival & Driving

Went out to shoot pictures today with Richard.  First we went to see the grave of Alexander Cartwright Jr.  He was enshrined in the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1938 and is acknowledged as the father of modern baseball.  People visit his grave and leave baseballs and other things as a remembrance.



There were Cherubs were all over the graveyard.  I liked this particular one.


Then Richard and I visited the Liliha Fair.  Small but cute.


I got a kick out of these Hula Dancers.  They really enjoyed performing for the audience.


This firetruck ride was very popular.  It was full every time I saw it.



This guy was lucky, there was a family fishing and they were feeding him their catch.



The Greek Festival was held at McCoy Pavilion in Ala Moana Park.  There were a lot of food booths, some merchandise booths and a live band with audience members getting up to dance.





Lastly we drove around the southern part of the island to kill time.



Saturday, August 28, 2010

Canon EOS 1N & Kunia Road

My brother Ken gave me a Canon EOS 1N film camera to fool around with.  I've been shooting it on and off since July and have finally finished my first roll of film in quite some time.  I got the film processed this afternoon and also had the images transferred to a CD.






Took a run through Kunia Road late this afternoon and took some pictures.








Monday, August 23, 2010

10-08-23 Pacific Air Museum

Richard called me this afternoon and asked if I wanted to visit the Pacific Air Museum with James and him.

We had some time to kill before the bus to Ford Island came, so we checked out what we could at the USS Bowfin exhibit.
This golf ball is the Xband radar.  It's supposed to be stationed in the northern Pacific near the Aleutian Islands.
That's the USS Missouri on the left and the Arizona Memorial on the right.
This is the business end of a torpedo.

This is the conning tower of a WWII submarine.









Caught this on the way out of the museum.