Da Spot has been providing sustainable local healthy meal options for the masses since 2004. With a wide assortment of exotic foods from around the world, Da Spot is the passport to a memorable, affordable and tasty experience. Beyond the unique dishes, Da Spot also serves up a savory selection of 35 different smoothies, with an option to create your own. Da Spot’s motto is to “feed the masses not the classes” with healthy options that “broke da mouth not the wallet” for a memorable, positively happy, tasty, experience.Read More
The US Post Office, Custom House, and Courthouse is downtown Honolulu was the official seat of administration in the Territory of Hawaii for the United States government. Located at the corner of Richards and Merchant Streets, this building is also known as the King Kalakaua Building. This building was once headquarters to most federal agencies in Hawaii, including the U.S. District Court.
The Martin Luther King Day Celebration Parade in Honolulu was held on January 21, 2019. The parade began at Magic Island and proceeded on Kalakaua Avenue through Waikiki and Kapiolani Park. The parade culminated with a unity rally celebration which included food, communityi booths, and camaraderie.
The Kanaina Building is the old Archives Building and was built in 1906. It was the first building in the U.S. erected solely for the custody and preservation of public archive materials. It was restored in 1987 and now houses the administrative offices of The Friends of Iolani Palace. Read More
The 67th annual Cherry Blossoms Festival held a public event at the Kahala Mall in Honolulu yesterday. Queen Contestants are given the opportunity to learn about their Japanese heritage, improve their poise and public speaking and develop leadership skills through numerous cultural and training classes.
Honolulu Hale is the official City Hall building of the City and County of Honolulu. Designed by Dickey, Wood and others, this Spanish mission style building features open-to-the-sky courtyards, hand-painted ceiling frescos, 1,500-pound bronze front doors, and 4,500-pound courtyard chandeliers. The main entry faces King Street, behind a zig-zag pattern of planters, and the exterior of the building is complex, with deeply fenestrated windows and balconies of carved stone. The tower is particularly complex and features varied window treatments, open and closed balconies, loggias and cast-concrete grill work.
The Dillingham Transportation Building is one of the few historic and recognizable business buildings left in downtown Honolulu. While most of Honolulu’s former well-known business buildings have been replaced by modern high-rises of glass and steel, the Dillingham Transportation Building’s architecture gives one time to admire its beauty of a time gone by. Built in 1929, the Mediterranean/Italian Renaissance style building was designed by architect Lincoln Rogers. The building consists of three wings connected by a covered arcade and spans from Queen Street to Ala Moana Boulevard. It features an Art Deco lobby, painted high ceilings, and a classical cornice. Read More
Located near the Honolulu Police Department’s station on Waikiki Beach, the famous bronze Duke Paoa Kahanamoku Statue welcomes everyone to the Waikiki surf spot where Duke surfed and served as one of the original Waikiki Beach Boys. Locals and visitors honor Duke by placing lei on his outstretched arms. Visitors can also wave and send messages to loved ones through a video camera on the statue that broadcasts online. Read More
The lolani Bandstand was erected in front of the lolani Palace in 1883 as a pavilion for the coronation of King Kalakaua. The bandstand, also known as Keliiponi Hale, was first built directly in front of the King Street entrance to the Palace as the shelter for the coronation of both King Kalakaua and Queen Kapiolani. Read More
Today was the opening day of the Hawaii State Legislature, and activists convened at the Hawaii State Capitol to raise awareness of the various causes they are supporting and protesting against. Here are some pics from the event this morning. Read More