mele kalikimaka

I took these photos on Monday at Honolulu Hale (Honolulu’s City Hall).

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happy hannukah

Happy Holidays everyone!!


Here are a few more photos of Honolulu Hale, as well as photos of the Kamehameha Statue and Iolani Palace..

A close up of the tree:


The entrance to Honolulu Hale:


Inside Honolulu Hale:


Nearby, the Kamehameha Statue:


If you look closely, you can see a few leis at the base of the statue.


and the Iolani Palace (I loved the paper lanterns for the holidays):


12 thoughts on “mele kalikimaka

  1. Mele Kalikimaka to you too Girasoli! These are wonderful photos and I love the leis, ukelele and hula decorations ! Thank you so much for writing such great blogs throughout the year. I have learned so much and have enjoyed reading your posts.
    I want to wish you and your family a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year Girasoli! We’ll break open the Champaign (or should I say Prosecco) bottle for you over here in Califronia to start the New Year Celebration in 2009 to kick things off, then I’m sure you’ll carry on the Celebration over in Hawaii for us. Should be a fun and interesting year!


  2. Girasoli, what great photos…..everything is so lush and green. And I love the Hanukkah snowpeople!
    Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, Buon Natale — have a wonderful holiday season!


  3. Beautiful and very colorful post! It brighten my day on this Christmas Eve. So funny to see the snowmen with palm trees in the background and one holding a surfboard.
    Merry Christmas to you and your family! Enjoy the holiday vacation.


  4. Thank you everyone and again, Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays! I am so thankful to all of you for your kind comments and support. It has been wonderful meeting so many new friends and becoming a member of a very special blogging community.


  5. I thought you’d have that pic of the shirtless Obama on the beach all photoshopped to look like Santa!
    Have a wonderful Christmas – all the best in 2009!


  6. Jerry, your comment cracked me up. Being the next president is the gift Santa brought to me and millions of others. No need having him shirtless on my blog :) He has already hit enough internet sites that way.
    Thanks so much Palma! You too!!


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