Iolani Palace

The famous Iolani Palace. It’s beauty only mirrored by a dark past - filled with deception and disease onto the peaceful Hawaiian people. Worth a visit or at least a read online.

Spark Notes: Widowed Queen Kapiolani was overthrown by the American people and imprisoned in her own palace. The building was then dismantled and ill-cared for during it’s time as a legislative office. Only in recent years, the palace has finally been restored back to it’s original (and maybe even better) glory.

(Picture below is not of the palace but of a satellite building)


Made it to the island...

Its been too long. Quick update.

I’m currently staying with family in Oahu. The humidity has already been forgotten and today is the first day I finally got to venture into town. From a borrowed family bike, I quickly learned that not all of Honolulu is bike friendly, seems I have to get my bearings before riding out again. I also consistently forget to take out my camera. Its bad. So here is an iphone shot of the sunset. Wishing you warmer weather Chicago ~

ps there are beekeepers & peacocks in hawaii


Warm lights, cold days

Goodbyes are tough- I find, as my last days draw near. I work in a rennovated bicycle factory which looms beautifully over Humboldt park. Wandering through the vacant rooms, I caught some of the warm light from filtering through the building. It has never seen so beautiful as it has today...





With loud horns blaring from a Toys for Tots motorcycle ride, I ran into this woman carrying her corgi down Rockwell. I felt unease as she struggled to carry her luscious lump of fluff. I quickly thanked and bidded her farewell. I hope you arrived at your destination safely Sarah.




And so it begins...

To mark my first post, I think some reminiscing is quite appropriate. During one of our trips out to the roof to catch the last of the summer rays, I scrambled to grab my camera to capture this shot. The red of his hat with a blue sky backdrop and yellow, warm sunlight made for such a perfect summer image. One of my all time favorites -