vendredi, novembre 24, 2006

Hawaii photo Extravaganzaaa!

OK, so we take a break from my narrative of CarlaVisit to look back at some pictures of Hawaii that I have finally pulled off my camera. You can see the glib posts that these correspond to here, here, here, here, here and here.

Let us begin with the view of the beach from my awesome hotel room. The first picture captures the intensity of the sunlight, and the second captures the colour of the ocean.

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This is just proof that the vegetarian sandwich shop really was called Ruffage.
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Hey look! A mosaic! I'm not sure why!
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A little souvenir market covered in ancient trees.
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This one and the next one are the façade of the Sheraton Waikiki, which seems to be located in a colonial plantation house.
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This store was right next to the Sheraton Waikiki, in the middle of a lengthy strip of over-expensive luxury stores. We weren't sure if this was very clever or naïvely ironic.
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The Waikiki sunset (this is why everyone wants space on this beach), with a homeless man digging in the trash. This sort of encapsulates the experience on the beach (as opposed to the shopping strip). I'm glad the local police are tolerant towards the homeless and mentally ill; I'm always unnerved in urban centres that hide/remove their dispossessed (I'm looking at you, Rudy Giuliani).
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This store is called "80% Straight, Inc." Based on the type of bathing suits for sale and the rainbow flags flying from the hotel in which this is located, I think this store isn't naïvely ironic.
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This one and the next: gorgeous views inland.
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This one and the next two: two views of the beach and Diamondhead. Isn't Hawai'i photogenic?
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This one and the next: another set of beautiful sunsets from the bar at the Sheraton Waikiki
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Sushi time! A bunch of us at Sansei sushi bar, including Andrew scratching himself in a way that says "Spoon me!" (sorry, inside joke, but couldn't resist) Also, Mike and Rumya looking unsuspecting.
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Distraction is the only way I can get Greg to smile for the camera. Right after this, he gave me the finger.
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A surprisingly intimate profile of Kate (I swear I'm gay!) and the back of Shayna's head.
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This one and the next: the gorgeous gardens at the Honolulu airport.
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3 commentaires:

leo a dit…

HAHAHAHAHAH THAT STORE IS CALLED THE STUPID FACTORY!!! From here on out I'm calling any store I disapprove of "The Stupid Factory." Urban Outfitters, you're number 1 on my list. Unless of course, I choose to call you "The Eating Disorder Factory."

LMGM a dit…

Amazing, isn't it? Anyway, as someone who has worked at the UO in his past, I'd recommend calling it "The Eating Disorder Factory." I got really sick of explaining to every depressed female customer "No no, it's just that the sizing is really small here."

Kate Galloway a dit…

Oh my! that is quite the profile of me there. I am curious as to the angle you were shooting from since even when sitting down I am a little taller than you :) -- K --