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)

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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

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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...

 

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SmorgiCorgi

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.

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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 - 

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