Even in the early 1900’s a view of Waikiki from the Punchbowl was worth a day trip. Today the same drive can be made in an hour or so, and the view has changed more than somewhat, but it is still a great overlook.
The dramatic change to Hawaii’s landscape in the past 100 years always astounds us. This is perhaps most true when considering pictures like this in and around Honolulu.
From the Site:
“A scenic view of Waikiki from high up on Puowaina Drive, Punchbowl, Honolulu, provided for a leisure drive in the early 1900s.” Hawaii Aviation Photos
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