Bench Series, Travel

At the beach…..

This is a little reminder of one of our trips to Hawaii in 2006.  A view along the beach in Waikiki looking back towards the historic hotel ‘The Royal Hawaiian’ also known as ‘The Pink Palace’.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Royal_Hawaiian_Hotel

Waikikki 2006
Waikikki 2006

The very first time we visited, which was a few years earlier than when this photo was taken, we stayed in a small apartment a block back from Waikiki Beach for a week and as a special treat moved over to The Royal Hawaiian for one night before flying home to Australia.  Such luxury – they had upgraded us to a room overlooking the beach.  Oh the memories 🙂

We’ve been back several times since then but I’ve never been able to find the little bench right on the beach front where I spent time enjoying the whole ambience of the place – the warm air, the sound of the sea and the feel of the sand made me feel as though I was a million miles from anywhere.

For the month of May Jude’s
Bench Series’ meme is  – At the Beach

10 thoughts on “At the beach…..”

  1. I always wanted to visit Hawaii. As a child it looked so exotic. I think I’d find it a bit too crowded now. Did you do this as a stopover to Australia?
    As for the bench, it certainly fits the criteria and looks to be nice and shady there 🙂

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  2. That shady area is probably another high rise hotel today. When we lived there it was a military area, but then many military areas have altered in the past 50 years as the feds sold the land they held after WWII.

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  3. That’s a great shot of the old Pink Palace. I walked on the beach in front of it the one time I was there, and I was amazed at how small it is in comparison. So glad you were able to stay in it.

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