Aloha. Today is Saturday March 19,2016. It’s a work day for me , my 6th day in a row. Fortunately we are shooting in peacful downtown Honolulu.
Decided to skip lunch as I have been filling my tummy with delicious craft service , so to do myself a huge favor , I decided to skip our wonderful catered lunch ( I eat it everyday ) and go and re-explore my beautiful city.
Oahu is by far my favorite island I was born here at the Queens Hosptial , and raised just up the road from town in an area named after high chiefess Kuini Liliha. So technically I’m a city girl.
I’ve walked these streets as a child a teenager and a young adult. Some things have stayed the same but a lot has also changed.
I started off by paying my respects to my beloved queen, Queen Liliuokalani at her former residence at Iolani Palace
It such a beautiful palace built by King Kalakaua and reminiscent of the beautiful palaces he had visited throughout Europe. On the grounds are lovely monkey pod trees and banyans and a fort.
Directly behind the palace on the grounds now referred to as capital grounds , lies the current State capital building. Which to many Hawaiians is a detriment to the nation of Hawaii and defamation to the royal grounds. It is equally a beautiful structure.
Across the street ( King street ) lies Ali’iolani Palace which was built before the current Iolani Palace and also by King Kalakaua It houses Hawaii’s Supreme Court, is absolutely stunning And is a place we film at a lot as Hawaii 5-0 Headquaters is said to be there 😉 it’s most famous sight is the 8 foot tall statue of King Kamehameha the Great. The first King of all Hawaii who United ( through war) all the islands to one and established a monarchy system and abolished the chiefly system in hawaii.
A leisurely walk makai ( ocean side ) led me to Queen street where I strolled through enjoying the new and beautiful business offices and condos with their symbiotic cords still attached to the first colonial : European style architecture that still remains today.
Alas my half hour is up and now its time to return to work and making movie magic.
I hope you enjoyed my very short but sweet tour of downtown Honolulu.
Any questions I’ll be happy to answer.