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The Diamond Head Lighthouse


Here's another week of impressions from Hawaii when we were there recently for my daughter's wedding on June 1.

In yesterday's post, I showed you Diamond Head from the air.
Grandson Nicholas and I climbed to the top of it the morning of the day we flew back home.
This is the lighthouse as seen from on top of the crater.


[Today I'm in Amsterdam.]


The Diamond Head Lighthouse


Here's another week of impressions from Hawaii when we were there recently for my daughter's wedding on June 1.

In yesterday's post, I showed you Diamond Head from the air.
Grandson Nicholas and I climbed to the top of it the morning of the day we flew back home.
This is the lighthouse as seen from on top of the crater.


[Today I'm in Amsterdam.]


comments (43)

  • cako
  • Germany
  • 25 Jun 2008, 00:40
What a beautiful location. I like the different green and blue tones of the ocean.
Ginnie Hart: The ocean waters always seemed to be changing color, Carsten. It was amazing! Thank you.
That's just beautiful. Look at all the hues in the water. I also really love that lighthouse.
Ginnie Hart: The water hues were always changing, Red Pen. That's what I love about the ocean. And I have always been a fan of lighthouses!! Thanks.
Awesome shot, Ginnie. So much to see but I guess you've seen it in person. Thsnks for sharing.
Ginnie Hart: Yes, I did see it in person, Mary, even on the ground level, which is so much different than seeing it from on high like this. I LOVE lighthouses! smile Thanks.
  • ray
  • Thailand
  • 25 Jun 2008, 03:07
When I was a kid I dreamed of being a Lighthouse keeper.
Your stunning picture reminds me of why that was such a beautiful fantasy, Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: The more I know about you, Ray, the more amazed I become. I can just picture you as a lighthouse keeper...even if for a day or two! smile Thanks.
  • sherri
  • United States
  • 25 Jun 2008, 03:27
Okay, if I had to I guess I could get used to living there...in the lighthouse house I mean...smile Beautiful.
Ginnie Hart: I could, too, Sherri, sorta on the same lines as living in s windmill. smile I am as much a fan of lighthouses as I am of windmills. They are both so "romantic." Thank you.
  • vintage
  • Australia on sick leave
  • 25 Jun 2008, 04:44
Great capture ooo to be the light house keeper there
Ginnie Hart: Yes, Vintage. I agree. What an idyllic setting for a lighthouse. I wonder if it's for show or if it's really a working lighthouse? I assume it's for real! Thanks.
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 25 Jun 2008, 05:48
This view was worth the climb I guess, I wouldn't mind living there,love the border, love the way the depth is shown.
Ginnie Hart: It was definitely worth the climb, Astrid, no "guess" about it! Even Nicholas was enthralled. It actually wasn't quite yet at the top when we saw this...but close. I love lighthouses almost as much as windmills. They're in the same "romantic" category for me. Thanks.
  • Tracy
  • Manchester Airport
  • 25 Jun 2008, 06:08
The crystal clear water looks so inviting Ginnie, but it seems a bit rocky.smile
Love the shot fantastic composition and the lighthouse would no doubt have a great view from the top.grin
Ginnie Hart: HA! Wouldn't that be fun to climb to the top of the lighthouse! I never even thought of that, since we were climbing far higher than that. It was fun to look down on it. I'm guessing the water there had many reefs for snorkeling. You would have been in your glory, Musketeer!
wow! j'aimerai beaucop habiter là
Ginnie Hart: It does seem like an idyllic place to be, O-P! smile Merci.
  • zohre
  • United Arab Emirates
  • 25 Jun 2008, 06:39
Beautiful location!I love to travel.taking picture in traveling is interesting! smile
Ginnie Hart: I can't get enough of it, Zohre. Traveling is my middle name. smile Thanks.
There is a big contrast with yesterday's picture. This is romantic whereas the town behind (?) it is too large for my taste.
Ginnie Hart: Oh yes, Wim. You are so right. On this side of the crater, there are no high rises! I agree with you about which side fits my tastes!! Thanks.
Beautiful capture Ginnie. I really like the bird's-eye view. I would for sure want to live there!
Ginnie Hart: It would be a fun place to live for a week, maybe, Richard, to see how things work. Totally idyllic! Thanks.
  • Aussie
  • Brisbane
  • 25 Jun 2008, 07:57
Fantastic view, beautifully captured Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: Ohhhh. Thank you, Aussie.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 25 Jun 2008, 07:58
..and it might make your heart swell while looking at this beautiful lighthouse! The colours of the ocean are breathtaking!
Ginnie Hart: I just LOVE lighthouses, Philine. I bet you do, too! Thanks.
  • rags
  • United States
  • 25 Jun 2008, 08:00
Thats a really cool image. I really like it. The sea and the lighthouse really are cool looking.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Kanyi. I love lighthouses!!
  • Bill Phillips
  • Droitwich Spa, Worcestershire, England
  • 25 Jun 2008, 08:22
Another lovely picture Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: Thanks a million, Bill.
  • anniedog
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 25 Jun 2008, 08:43
This almost looks like it could be in Cornwall, England. I guess lighthouses are the same the world over.
Ingrid
Ginnie Hart: Maybe so, Ingrid. And I would love to "collect" them all. smile Thanks.
  • chad
  • In front of a computer
  • 25 Jun 2008, 09:38
Lighthouses always look so English to me, but that is just about me, Ginnie. The sea is a bit of a giveaway though.
Ginnie Hart: I guess you're right about the sea, Chad. I never thought about that. Thanks.
Beautiful capture, Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Bridge! smile
  • Chantal
  • Netherlands
  • 25 Jun 2008, 11:03
great angle...
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Chantal.
Lovely picture full of details... makes me want to go on hollidays!

Nice work

Kind regards,
LuMikSpastiek'
Ginnie Hart: You SHOULD go on holidays, LuMik! I hope you can/do! Thanks for stopping by.
This is incredible, Ginnie! I like much since you have fitted the scene!
Ginnie Hart: I had taken photos of this lighthouse earlier in the week, so it was very special when I saw it from above like this, José Angel. Thanks.
  • don
  • United States
  • 25 Jun 2008, 14:20
It seems so rare to have an overhead view of a lighthouse. I like this shot very much with the lighthouse against the ocean. Fine image.
Ginnie Hart: I felt very lucky and honored to see this from on high, Don. You're right. I don't think I've ever seen one like this before. Thanks.
  • PhotoSam
  • United Kingdom
  • 25 Jun 2008, 14:34
amazing water colour... very picteresque...
Ginnie Hart: It was definitely picturesque, Sam! Thanks.
lovely scene - you can really see the different depths in the water from this angle
Ginnie Hart: Yes, you can, Karima. You can see so many more things from this perspective! Thanks.
  • Caryn
  • United States
  • 25 Jun 2008, 15:34
Wonderful! The framing is just perfect, and the blue of the water is so calming.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Caryn, for stopping by and commenting.
  • FLOOG
  • Wherever my mind takes me
  • 25 Jun 2008, 16:02
Absolutely stunning
Ginnie Hart: As always, a sweetheart, Paul!
  • Martin
  • United States
  • 25 Jun 2008, 16:42
A top down perspective on a lighthouse is unusual. I like it a lot!
Ginnie Hart: Since I had already seen it from ground level a couple days earlier, Martin, it made it that much more exciting to see it from a different perspective! Thanks.
These Hawaii photos are just stunning! I'm losing myself in the gorgeous colours and dreaming of the ocean...
Ginnie Hart: You are such a romantic, Christina! grin I love it! Thank you so much for stopping by and commenting. And THAT reminds me that I owe you an e-mail!
Just one wor...WOW!!
Ginnie Hart: What a sweetheart, Gingeybaby. Thanks for stopping by and commenting.
Looks like quite a climb Ginnie, but you managed to get a very nice view of this lighthouse, and what wonderful colour sea.
Ginnie Hart: It was definitely worth it, Brian! Thank you.
I agree with cako - that was exactly my first thought. Love the red detail too - against the blue/green ocean
Ginnie Hart: It was definitely a delight to behold, Aksel. Thank you kindly.
  • Marcie
  • United States
  • 25 Jun 2008, 20:44
Love the colors..and the aerial perspective. Beautiful colors. (The comments are working again!)
Ginnie Hart: So glad the comments work again, Marcie. Thanks for your persistence!
Love lighthouses, this one is picture perfect. I love everything about it, I could hang it on a wall and just stare at it. Beautiful composition, Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: I guess we are in each other's fan club, John! grin HA! Thank you kindly!
  • Ruth
  • Michigan - United States
  • 25 Jun 2008, 21:07
Look at that clear water! These 'above' shots have been so interesting, a different perspective, and fun!
Ginnie Hart: And well worth the climb, dear Ruth. smile What a memory with Nicholas that I'll never forget. Thanks. Did I ever tell you that he stooped to pick up a couple lava stones for you? I think he told me that you asked him to find some for you?? Or am I dreaming?!
Great looking lighthose Ginnie, well seen.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, dear Les.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 25 Jun 2008, 22:43
Grandma up the crater side tongue It did produce a great picture - not always you can view a lighthouse from the top.
Ginnie Hart: Yup. Grandma up the crater, Louis. I'll never forget it! smile Thanks.
Was successful climbing the hill and produced the good photograph.
Amazing...I love your the photograph.
Regards From Yogyakarta Indonesia.
  • Helen
  • United States
  • 27 Jun 2008, 20:20
I think this is my favorite so far. The color of the water is awesome.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Helen. It's one of my favorites, too. smile
  • kay
  • United States
  • 29 Jun 2008, 01:52
Well done, Ginnie. I love it. Does Diamond Head look a little small next to the mountains nearby? It did to me when I was flying over the island on my way to kona.
Ginnie Hart: I don't remember the comparison, Kay, so maybe I never really saw a good view of the mountain. I can imagine how it would look, however. Thanks.
  • Jasper
  • Haarlem, The Netherlands
  • 7 Jul 2008, 09:12
What a beautiful location indeed!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Jasper, for stopping by and commenting. That means the world to me. I am such a fan of your dad's etchings (and have purchased 2 od them)!
  • rima
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 6 Aug 2008, 18:28
belle image de bord de mer ..joli phare..
Ginnie Hart: I love lighthouses, Rima!
I love lighthouses and trains smile Nice shot.
Ginnie Hart: I do, too, Pravin. grin

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