The last time I was in Hawaii I heard a local refer to the state as “Little America.” I thought that was an interesting and accurate description.
Obviously, it’s an island paradise that’s completely different than any other place in the country. One could make some comparisons to Puerto Rico but there are far more differences than similarities.
I enjoy Honolulu as much as I do any other place on any other island. It’s a fascinating city that’s oddly familiar and distinctly foreign.
This portrait of the city was taken from the top floor of the Hilton. In isolation, the city view could be mistaken for San Diego or Tampa. But when you do a complete 360-degree rotation you’ll know that you’re certainly not in Big America.
About the author: I am Stephen Kennedy, an experienced photographer with more than 2500 completed sessions in all 50 US states.