Named the sheltering place” by native Hawaiians, Honolulu is situated on a beautiful bay surrounded by mountains, waterfalls, and white sandy beaches. See how this gem has evolved since King Kamehameha moved his royal court here in 1845 — from Diamond Head to Pearl Harbor — in this exciting new edition of the best-selling Then & Now series.
As the center of commerce for the Hawaiian Islands, Honolulu boasts a unique skyline: its sky-scrapers are surrounded by breathtaking natural beauty. See how downtown has evolved with then-and-now glimpses at Main Street, Bishop Street, and Fort Street.
Tourism brought rapid growth to Honolulu — and brought surfing to the rest of the world. Drop by the Moana Hotel and Old Waikiki Beach where Duke Kahanamoku commanded the waves.
Discover Royal Hawaii with interesting picture-pairs of Queen Emmas Summer Palace, Coronation Pavillion of King Kalakaua, and the Royal Mausoleum.
Pay your respects at the USS Arizona and the Arizona Memorial, site of the Pearl Harbor attacks in 1941.
Thousands of tourists from all over the world flock to Honolulu every year to soak up the sun and Aloha spirit. Honolulu Then & Now makes a unique sight-seeing book.
Sheila Sarhangi was born in Ames, Iowa, in 1979, and raised in Orange County, California. After graduating from the University of California she moved to Hawaii. She has lived and worked in Maui and Oahu and currently resides in Honolulu, where she works as a freelance writer. She is a regular contributor to Honololu magazine.
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