Thursday, July 7, 2011


These are the best of my quick point-and-shoot pictures from a moving car, taken around noon on the Fourth of July.  Waikiki was relatively quiet until you came to Kapiolani Park. 

After the intersection of Kalakaua and Kapahulu, the tent city of picnickers began.  Fireworks were not starting until 8:30 PM and the beachside of the park was already crowded at noon.  I thought of coming back later to really check out the crowd, but we went to see Woody Allen's "Midnight in Paris" instead.  Way more fun than joining the crowds watching fireworks.  The movie is fabulous.  Go see it.


  1. Looks like tourism has picked up some after a relatively sparse few years. Good news for merchants & the local economy.

  2. David loved that movie so much he wants us to visit Paris.

  3. @Kate: It was 4th of July, therefore especially crowded. I have not followed Hawaii business news, but I think it's doing okay. The earthquake and tsunami in Japan did not cause as much of a glitch as expected. But who am I to say.
    @Gigi: Phil said the same thing as David, "Let's go back to Paris and kiss on every bridge we cross." He is a relentless romantic.

  4. Let's all hear it for romance; good for Phil!! So many folk are blase about their sig other, it's a delight to hear about those who get what it takes... smooches & bridges!