Another view of the Aloha Tower.


Aloha Tower


I’ve tricked you. Not so much a view of the art deco Aloha Tower, but a view from the tenth floor observation deck. In bygone days a place to view passenger ships arriving from either side of the Pacific.

First impressions: Iolani Palace


The only royal residence in the US sits in the center of a park in Honolulu. The financial district is to the left; the tourist mecca of Waikiki to the right; the park itself is now the residence of dozens of Hawaii’s homeless folk. Quite a interesting first impression.