Aloha and welcome to Mel's Around Oahu webpages. Here you will find links to photos that I have taken around town and elsewhere on Oahu. Here too, you will also find links to other Oahu websites published by myself or others.
Parades are popular in Hawaii like anywhere else. One of the most celebrated is the annual King Kamehameha Day Parade held in Honolulu Hawaii. Marching Bands, beauty queens, Hawaiian Royalty and Activists, floats and more are the main characters of this parade honoring the birthday of Hawaii's first king, Kamehameha the Great. Every year the statues in front of teh Judiciary Building in Honolulu and up in Kohala on the Big Island are draped with colorful lei to signify the ruler's birthday.
Every Saturday night at the "Hula Mound" in Waikiki, performers take to the outdoor stage to present tourists and kama'aina alike with a spirited and colorful Waikiki Hula Show. The presentation on May 29, 2004 was no exception. Every age group from the little keiki to the graceful kupuna hula ladies were a musical treat for everyone there. This small collection of photos captures some of the moments at this weekly hula performance.
Visit the long gone Cinerama Theater, which closed in November 1999. You can view these and read some of my comments about one of Oahu's last big screen palaces.
Take a virtual hike up to the Makapu'u Point Lighthouse with our group of intrepid hikers. This series from April of 1999 has been linked to a directory featuring lighthouses all over America.
Before she became a floating museum at Pearl Harbor Naval Base, the U.S.S. Missouri battleship fought her last battles during the Gulf War of 1991. After the war, she sailed to Hawaii on her way home and eventual decommissioning. Before she got to the mainland, the Missouri made a public stop in Hawaii. Her doors were opened for all the public to see. This was my first, and so far only time to go on board the world famous battleship.
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