A Quiet View of Honolulu

I’ve been wanting to sketch an aerial view of Honolulu for awhile now. Thanks to Christine who did some reconnaissance over the weekend to locate a spot.

We’re back to Saturday sketching. Sorry for the confusion last month. Hope everyone can make it.

If you haven’t been to Punchbowl, there is a great view of Honolulu from the scenic lookout with lots of free parking. It’s a short walk to the lookout from the parking stalls near the public restroom. Sorry, there’s no shade from the lookout.

Other sketching options are the Lady Columbia statue and the memorial itself. There’s a nice view of the crater from the entrance with lots of shady trees. Because Memorial Day falls on the last weekend of May, we are moving up our sketching day to the middle of the month, when it may be less busy.

If attending, please email us at uskoahu@gmail.com by Friday, May 14th with your name and phone number. We will retain the list for contact tracing purposes. Also, please read this previous post regarding Guidelines for Urban Sketchers Chapter Gatherings.

About the National Cemetery of the Pacific (Punchbowl Cemetery)

The cemetery opened to the public on July 19, 1949 and now is the final resting place for 53,000 World War I, World War II, Korean War, and Vietnam War veterans and their dependents. At the top of the staircase in the Court of Honor is a statue of Lady Columbia, also known as Lady Liberty, or Justice. She is reported to represent all grieving mothers. 



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