Hawaii

An index of blog posts tagged ‘Hawaii’ here at MarkCz.com.
Mark Twain tried surfing in Hawaii

Mark Twain tried surfing in Hawaii

Preparing to visit Hawaii for the first time a decade ago, I read Mark Twain's Letters from Hawaii, a collection of the Sacramento Union writer's dispatches in 1866 from what were then known as the Sandwich Islands. Twain's letters are an enthralling portrait of...

Barack Obama: Jerk or Jedi?

My brain hurts. I had cable news on my television most of today, and too much of it consisted of yammering about the closest thing they could find to a hot-button story: Chip Saltsman's Christmas mix CD featuring "Barack the Magic Negro." Never mind that the story...

Hawaii dreaming on Wisconsin winter day

Hawaii dreaming on Wisconsin winter day

Saturday was when we really reached our limit. Sitting across the living room from each other, both flabby, both pasty, both exhausted by the worlds inside our laptops and the gloomy, windy, dead, and frozen terrain outside, we exchanged a glance that conceded the...

Steve Dahl Show, Sheraton Maui remote, 2005

Steve Dahl Show, Sheraton Maui remote, 2005

Lahaina, Maui, Hawaii — Remote broadcast of the Steve Dahl Show from the Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa at Black Rock on Kaanapali Beach. Left to right: Musicians Henry Kapono and Barry Flanagan, Chicago Bear commentator Tom Thayer, Buzz Kilman, engineer Mark Zerang, Stan...

Mark Zerang, radio engineer

Mark Zerang, radio engineer

Lahaina, Maui, Hawaii — Radio engineer Mark Zerang controls the audio mixing board during a remote broadcast of the Steve Dahl Show from the Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa on Chicago's 105.9 WCKG. At upper left are musicians Henry Kapono and Barry Flanagan.

Olinda Road, Mile 10, Makawao, Maui, Hawaii

Olinda Road, Mile 10, Makawao, Maui, Hawaii

Makawao, Maui, Hawaii — Olinda Road at mile marker 10, headed up from Makawao toward Haleakalā in upcountry Maui. The address of the house is 1630 Olinda Road, and according to Trulia.com, it is 3,935 square feet on a 2.07 acre lot, built in 1996. The self-titled 1992...

Makawao Union Church, Maui, Hawaii

Makawao Union Church, Maui, Hawaii

Paia, Maui, Hawaii — Makawao Union Church, at 1445 Baldwin Ave., designed by architect Charles William Dickey and dedicated September 2, 1917 on the site of the former Paliuli Sugar Mill, donated by Maui businessman and politician Henry Perrine Baldwin. Baldwin became...

Father Damien of Molokai, Holy Rosary Parish, Maui

Father Damien of Molokai, Holy Rosary Parish, Maui

Paia, Maui, Hawaii — Statue at the shrine honoring Father Damien of Molokai, who spent over 16 years ministering to victims of leprosy (Hansen's disease) at the leper colony on Molokaʻi, and ultimately contracted and died from the disease himself. This shine is...

Black Rock on Kaanapali Beach, Maui, Hawaii

Black Rock on Kaanapali Beach, Maui, Hawaii

Lahaina, Maui, Hawaii — Black Rock is a lava flow at Maui's westernmost tip, known as Pu'u Keka'a in Hawaiian. It cuts Kaanapali Beach in half, and an ocean current flows from this southern side around the Black Rock's tip, creating a popular Black Route Swim route...

‘Iao Valley State Monument: Hawaii state park on Maui

‘Iao Valley State Monument: Hawaii state park on Maui

Wailuku, Maui, Hawaii — Parking area at ‘Iao Valley State Monument, a Hawaii State Park. The ‘Iao Valley was the site of the battle of Kepaniwai where the forces of Kamehameha I conquered the Maui army in 1790. At bottom is the park restroom and the beginning of the...

Black Rock torch lighting: Sheraton Maui Resort

Black Rock torch lighting: Sheraton Maui Resort

Lahaina, Maui, Hawaii — The Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa's daily cliff dive ceremony on Kaanapali Beach at sunset is performed by a cliff diver who first lights a trail of torches out to the lava formation known as Black Rock (Pu'u Keka'a), the site where ancient...

Honolulu waterfront from Aloha Tower observation deck

Honolulu waterfront from Aloha Tower observation deck

Honolulu, Hawaii — The Honolulu waterfront, as seen looking northeast from the 10th floor observation deck of Aloha Tower. Pier 13 and Pier 14 jut into Honolulu Harbor at left, with the city's 28-floor Marin Tower housing project just east of them. On the right is the...

Aloha Tower, Honolulu, Hawaii

Aloha Tower, Honolulu, Hawaii

Honolulu, Hawaii — The Aloha Tower, iconic landmark lighthouse of Aloha Tower Marketplace on Honolulu's waterfront. At 10 stories and 184 feet, Aloha Tower was the tallest structure in Hawaii when it was completed in 1926 at a cost of $190,000, and it remained the...

Iolani Palace, Honolulu, Hawaii

Iolani Palace, Honolulu, Hawaii

Honolulu, Oahu, Hawaii — ʻIolani Palace, completed in November 1882. The official residence of King Kalākaua and Queen Liliʻuokalani, it is the only royal palace to have been used by a reigning monarch in the United States. ʻIolani Palace was used as "state police...

Punchbowl: National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific

Punchbowl: National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific

Honolulu, Oahu, Hawaii — The National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific (also known as Punchbowl National Cemetery) is located in Punchbowl Crater, just north of downtown Honolulu. It serves as a memorial to men and women who served in the United States Armed Forces....

Hawaii State Capitol building, downtown Honolulu

Hawaii State Capitol building, downtown Honolulu

Honolulu, Oahu, Hawaii — The Hawaii State Capitol building (415 S. Beretania Street), housing the Hawaii State Legislature, is nestled at center-left among the high-rise buildings of downtown Honolulu. Farther out, in the entrance to Honolulu Harbor, is Sand Island....

Punchbowl National Cemetery: Honolulu Memorial

Punchbowl National Cemetery: Honolulu Memorial

Honolulu, Oahu, Hawaii — The dedication stone and grand stone staircase of the Honolulu Memorial at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific. The names of 28,788 military personnel who missing in action or lost or buried at sea in the Pacific are listed on marble...

Hawaii

An index of blog posts tagged ‘Hawaii’ here at MarkCz.com.

Mark Twain tried surfing in Hawaii

Preparing to visit Hawaii for the first time a decade ago, I read Mark Twain's Letters from Hawaii, a collection of the Sacramento Union writer's dispatches in 1866 from what were then known as the Sandwich Islands. Twain's letters are an enthralling portrait of...

Barack Obama: Jerk or Jedi?

My brain hurts. I had cable news on my television most of today, and too much of it consisted of yammering about the closest thing they could find to a hot-button story: Chip Saltsman's Christmas mix CD featuring "Barack the Magic Negro." Never mind that the story...

Hawaii dreaming on Wisconsin winter day

Saturday was when we really reached our limit. Sitting across the living room from each other, both flabby, both pasty, both exhausted by the worlds inside our laptops and the gloomy, windy, dead, and frozen terrain outside, we exchanged a glance that conceded the...

Steve Dahl Show, Sheraton Maui remote, 2005

Lahaina, Maui, Hawaii — Remote broadcast of the Steve Dahl Show from the Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa at Black Rock on Kaanapali Beach. Left to right: Musicians Henry Kapono and Barry Flanagan, Chicago Bear commentator Tom Thayer, Buzz Kilman, engineer Mark Zerang, Stan...

Mark Zerang, radio engineer

Lahaina, Maui, Hawaii — Radio engineer Mark Zerang controls the audio mixing board during a remote broadcast of the Steve Dahl Show from the Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa on Chicago's 105.9 WCKG. At upper left are musicians Henry Kapono and Barry Flanagan.

Olinda Road, Mile 10, Makawao, Maui, Hawaii

Makawao, Maui, Hawaii — Olinda Road at mile marker 10, headed up from Makawao toward Haleakalā in upcountry Maui. The address of the house is 1630 Olinda Road, and according to Trulia.com, it is 3,935 square feet on a 2.07 acre lot, built in 1996. The self-titled 1992...

Makawao Union Church, Maui, Hawaii

Paia, Maui, Hawaii — Makawao Union Church, at 1445 Baldwin Ave., designed by architect Charles William Dickey and dedicated September 2, 1917 on the site of the former Paliuli Sugar Mill, donated by Maui businessman and politician Henry Perrine Baldwin. Baldwin became...

Father Damien of Molokai, Holy Rosary Parish, Maui

Paia, Maui, Hawaii — Statue at the shrine honoring Father Damien of Molokai, who spent over 16 years ministering to victims of leprosy (Hansen's disease) at the leper colony on Molokaʻi, and ultimately contracted and died from the disease himself. This shine is...

Black Rock on Kaanapali Beach, Maui, Hawaii

Lahaina, Maui, Hawaii — Black Rock is a lava flow at Maui's westernmost tip, known as Pu'u Keka'a in Hawaiian. It cuts Kaanapali Beach in half, and an ocean current flows from this southern side around the Black Rock's tip, creating a popular Black Route Swim route...

‘Iao Valley State Monument: Hawaii state park on Maui

Wailuku, Maui, Hawaii — Parking area at ‘Iao Valley State Monument, a Hawaii State Park. The ‘Iao Valley was the site of the battle of Kepaniwai where the forces of Kamehameha I conquered the Maui army in 1790. At bottom is the park restroom and the beginning of the...

Black Rock torch lighting: Sheraton Maui Resort

Lahaina, Maui, Hawaii — The Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa's daily cliff dive ceremony on Kaanapali Beach at sunset is performed by a cliff diver who first lights a trail of torches out to the lava formation known as Black Rock (Pu'u Keka'a), the site where ancient...

Honolulu waterfront from Aloha Tower observation deck

Honolulu, Hawaii — The Honolulu waterfront, as seen looking northeast from the 10th floor observation deck of Aloha Tower. Pier 13 and Pier 14 jut into Honolulu Harbor at left, with the city's 28-floor Marin Tower housing project just east of them. On the right is the...

Aloha Tower, Honolulu, Hawaii

Honolulu, Hawaii — The Aloha Tower, iconic landmark lighthouse of Aloha Tower Marketplace on Honolulu's waterfront. At 10 stories and 184 feet, Aloha Tower was the tallest structure in Hawaii when it was completed in 1926 at a cost of $190,000, and it remained the...

Iolani Palace, Honolulu, Hawaii

Honolulu, Oahu, Hawaii — ʻIolani Palace, completed in November 1882. The official residence of King Kalākaua and Queen Liliʻuokalani, it is the only royal palace to have been used by a reigning monarch in the United States. ʻIolani Palace was used as "state police...

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