Aloha

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Another view of the Aloha Tower.

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Aloha Tower

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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

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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.