Phil & Louise in a dining area, with the Aloha Tower in the background.
From Honolulu's Aloha Tower
The sun shown on one building during a cloudy period.
From Honolulu Architecture
The Kuan Yin Temple is a Buddhist Temple for the Goddess of Mercy, Kuan Yin Bodhisattva. The smell of incense was strong on the day we visited.
Kuan Yin Temple
Kuan Yin Temple and the smoke from incense wafting on the gentle breeze.
Kuan Yin Temple -- it's very richly decorated.
There's a self-portrait among those windows: you can see our reflection as we wave for the camera.
Salty air takes its toll on some building materials.
I think this is an office tower; I liked the glass offices jutting out from the side.
A view toward downtown Honolulu from a dining area near the Aloha Tower.
Office and residential towers in downtown Honolulu.
The Port of Honolulu.
The US Coast Guard uses the Port of Honolulu.
A view of the port of Honolulu
A view toward Waikiki from the observation deck
Office and residential towers in downtown Honolulu
The Aloha Tower as seen from the street
The Aloha Tower from within the development.
Another high rise. The higher you get the better chance of an unobstructed view.
From Waikiki 2012
I can't remember where this is, but it seemed pre-World War II.
Waikiki has tons of high rises interfering with each other's views at every angle, so the designers get creative about angles and views.
More architecture and art. View larger to appreciate the mural.
View large -- nice pastel colors, rounded architecture.
A closeup of one of the buildings on Duvall St.
From Key West 2012
Some of the great architecture still extant on the island.
From Mission District Architecture, San Francisco