Hawaii's State Capitol

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State Capitol Building
For some reason, my mother is enthralled with state capital buildings. Why shouldn't she be, I guess. The Hawaii State Capitol is a very beautiful open-air building. There are various other state buildings surrounding the capitol that act as museums for the most part such as the Iolani Palace. We pretty much spent the day browsing through the Downtown District of Honolulu. Downtown is not very exciting during the day, although it is a very clean area with lots of fountains and things like that. Very official area. At night, bars and clubs are usually booming with younger people living up the night life.

If you continue through downtown, headed out of Honolulu toward Ewa Beach, you will enter Chinatown. There are lots of shops where you can buy cheap produce and neat little knick-knacks. This area is a poor part of town and lots of homeless live here. My best advice, do not travel through here alone at night. During the day you can usually find good places to eat and small art galleries that are worth a look but everything closes up pretty early compared to other places on the island.

And of course, the perfect ending to a relaxing day could only be a fantastic sunset at Magic Island.
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State Capitol Building
State Capitol Building
Front of State Capitol
Front of State Capitol
The Capitol is surrounded by water
The Capitol is surrounded by water
Inside the Capitol
Inside the Capitol
Liberty Bell replica
Liberty Bell replica
Iolani Palace
Iolani Palace
The Palace Barracks
The Palace Barracks
Iolani Palace
Iolani Palace
The first Queen of Hawaii
The first Queen of Hawaii
The grounds of the first church of…
The grounds of the first church o…
King Kamehameha
King Kamehameha
Sunset looking at Diamond Head
Sunset looking at Diamond Head
Ahhh
Ahhh
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