Friday, May 18, 2007

Queen Liliuokolani Park by the sea shore...

This lovely little red pagoda/bridge is in the Queen Liliuokalani beach park, not far from downtown Hilo. This cute little pagoda is accessed by a path that winds thru the park and has many entries and exits, there is a small bench seat on either side of the pagoda and it is not unusual for a couple of Kupuna (respected elders) to sit and talk story while they enjoy the cool breezes coming off of the water, this great park is much loved and used by the local populace. It is chock full of idyllic nooks, comfy benches and picture perfect photo opportunities around every bend in the path. A great place to spend the afternoon...and it even has a authentic Japanese tea house where you can receive lessons in learning the intricacies of the tea ceremony...very cool, very fun and very beautiful.

6 comments:

Abraham Lincoln said...

Very nice photograph. I love Japanese style bridges. One of the most famous is in Shiogama, Japan and it is a long red bridge but not arched. I also like your narrative.

Abraham Lincoln

lv2scpbk said...

Very pretty. It does look like a nice place to spend the evening. Very peaceful looking.

TeamSplashi said...

You are so happy to have privilege to live at the beautiful place.
We like your photos and so fare that is the only way we can enjoy this beauty.
thank you

Aloha said...

Abraham LincolnThe bridges just fascinate me...what is it about a bridge that makes us want to cross it? I must research the one in Shiogama now.
Lv2scpbkYes it is a great place to spend time, on the 4th of July most everyone gathers here to watch the fireworks be set off from nearby Coconut Island...its very pretty with the fireworks reflecting in the ocean!
Teamsplashi~ You must come visit! just make a plan and this will be one of your adventures ;)

Kate said...

"Talk story" what a delightful expression! The photo captured a serene and lovely setting.

Aloha said...

"Talk Story" is our favorite past time in Hawaii!