Friday, May 1, 2009


Photo Shoot Out: Architecture
Topic by Jen

Iolani Palace is the only royal palace in the United States and features the unique architecture called American Florentine. The palace was the home of Hawaii's last two monarchs, King David Kalakaua and Queen Lili'uokalani

Hawaii State Capital was built in the style of Hawaiian International architecture and features natural elements found across the islands.

The VENUS building can be found on Waialae blvd close to the Garlic restaurant.

The Moana Surfrider is the oldest hotel in Waikiki and captures the essence of the golden days of Waikiki.

Royal Hawaiian Hotel

Halekulani - Waikiki's best hotel

The University of Hawaii Medical School is found in Kakaako and is known as the John A. Burns School of Medicine.

Kakaako Fire Station

Honolulu Design Center

Trump International Waikiki - still under construction. Did anyone tell Mr. Trump that we're still in a recession?
Hawaii isn't really known for its architecture and I'm no expert, but I know what catches my eye.


Sarah Lulu said...

Really enjoyed your photos.

I would one day love to visit Hawaii.

I'm an Australian member of the Friday Shoot-out team.

Sarah Lulu

GingerV said...

hensley - good photos, i like the house (?) with the veranda - I really like porches on homes. Also the atrium of the state capital. unfortunately building projects take upward of 7 years from conception to completetion this is one of the reasons of the build - overbuild cycles. great post.

Barry said...

That does it! Pack my bags, I'm leaving for Hawaii!
Gorgeous photos, thanks!

Midlife, menopause, mistakes and random stuff... said...

Love them all Hensly...of course your shots are always amazing anyway :)
That Royal palace is stunning.
Can you give me a tour of your place next time Prince and I hop over for a little R&R? Geez, lately I think we've forgotten what that is, lol.
Have an extreme weekend and.......

Steady On
Reggie Girl

Patty said...

A nice medical school you have there. Those gardens are beautiful.

I love the Royal Hawaiian. I would like to stay there. Is it right on the beach?

The Design Center is beautiful. And I love that veranda/porch. I just sit in one of those chairs and rock all day.

Thanks for the info and photo of the palace. See folks, our little Friday shootouts are learning tools, too. I know I have learned a lot (even about my own town).

I'll bet no one knew the US had a real palace.

Thanks for another great tour of Hawaii!

The Pink Birdhouse said...

Loved the photos, I feel as if i have just taken a real life tour of the island, getting to see all the loveliest of buildings that it has to offer. I have to "ditto" what everyone else said, I am ready to pack my bags and come on over there for a little vacation in the warmth and the sun! It looks wonderful there. Debby

gigi said...

I want resevations at Halekulani - Waikiki's best hotel!!

Beautiful pictures.

Kelly said...

I also live in Hawaii. There isn't much to choose from but you did a wonderful job! I had to cheat this week and use old photos from San Francisco! In all of Oahu, I love the Byoda Temple!

J9 said...

I liked the Royal Hawaiian, in contrast to the actual palace!

hensly said...

Sarah - I've been to Australia a couple of times myself, I love it there. How about we switch places?

GingerV - The verranda is a ctually part of the Moana Surfrider hotel - the oldest hotel in Waikiki. I like the classic look of the hotel also.

Barry - Come on over, you'll love it here!

Reggie Girl - Sure, let me know if your in town and we'll see!

Patty - The Royal Hawaiian Hotel recently completed a million-dollar renovation and yes, is right on the beach.

Debby - Once again, come on over! I heard there are some great deals to Hawaii!

Gigi - Yeah, I'm not exaggerating that Halekulani is the best hotel in Waikiki. Some have rated Halekulani as one of the best in the world!

Kelly - You're right, I didn't get to take a variety of photos as I wanted. I agree, Byodo temple is a beautiful place!

J9 - Yeah, if I were Hawaiian royalty I would choose the Royal Hawaiian Hotel also!

Gordon said...

I think those verandas, in the south, are referred to a the front porch or the back porch. It sounds so much more refined and relaxing to be called a verandam though. On a porch you have a cup of coffee. On a veranda you sip cappuccino. On a porch you talk about the hot weather and the news. On a veranda you talk about global warming and international affairs. Well, I think I'll go sit under the shade tree. My house doesn't have one of those verandas. I guess I'm gonna have to get me one.
Thanks for the great shots of Hawaii. Gordon

hensly said...

Gordon - thanks for explaning the distinction between a veranda and a porch, I don't have one at my house also.

Missy said...

Nice architectural photos which depict the nice places in Hawaii to visit to. Thanks for sharing.

hensly said...

Missy - Great pics of Misawa Train Park. Hawaii used to have trains that hauled sugar cane to the sugar mill. Now, the only trains left haul tourists.

GigiSxm said...

Another side of Hawaii, thanks for sharing

hensly said...

GigiSxm - Thanks, I appreciate your comment!