Husband and I took a drive to China Town on our Memorial Day. I attempted going to the beach but it seems like EVERYONE on this island was on their way to the North Shore. It's a given... Memorial Day in Hawai'i equals clean the grave in the morning then cool off at the beach after. Sad to say, I didn't make it to my mom's grave but it's all good because I visit her grave often. I don't really need Memorial Day to pay her a visit.
So anyway - husband and I walked around China Town. It was very empty. I can't remember the last time I walked around there. Normally, I zip through with my windows rolled up in my air conditioned car. That's not living at all. I wanted to see the sights and smell the smells and hear all the noises that comes with China Town. So please enjoy the pictures of my visit to China Town.
|I just love store fronts and the sidewalks. Some of the buildings are over a century old.|
|I love this red brick. This particular building is where The First Hawaiian Bank is housed.|
|I love this building. I love the "Wo Fat Chop Sui" sign.|
|Fabulous building. I noticed the air conditioning units hanging out of the windows.|
|There goes that gorgeous sign again.|
|I love the dragons all over China Town. Beautiful... indicative of the culture.|
|The colorful facade is gorgeous.|
|There are many marketplaces throughout China Town. They were all fairly empty because of the Memorial Day holiday.|
|The high rise in the background is in such stark contrast to the older, low-rise building in the foreground.|
|There goes another high rise in the background.|
|Love the red posts.|
|Here is one of my favorite shots of the day... again, the contrasting high-rise buildings in the background with the old low-rise buildings in the foreground.|