Puowaina Drive, Circa 1900

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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About Hawaii Aviation

"In 2006, the Hawaii historic aviation project was turned over to Marilyn Kali, the HDOT's Director of Public Affairs for more than 20 years, and historian for Honolulu International Airport. For more than four years Mrs. Kali located and scanned thousands of photos from the archives of the HDOT, the Hawaii State Archives, Hickam Air Force Base, U.S. Army Museum of Hawaii, U.S. Navy History Center, Marine Corps Base Hawaii, and private collectors who made their photo collections available. Along the way, she also collected numerous stories, newspaper articles and magazine clippings about early aviation in Hawaii.