The Aloha Tower was built in 1926 to welcome tourists arriving at Honolulu Harbor. In the 1920s and 30s, passenger arrivals were called Boat Days, and were lively celebrations. Boat Days included hula dancers, thousands of colorful streamers and performances by the Royal Hawaiian Band. The entire harbor permeated with the smell of fresh flower leis.
The slender, square-shaped tower is covered by a domed cupola with balcony openings on all four sides, providing sweeping views of Honolulu. The large clocks (one facing the harbor, the other facing inland) serve as a distinguishing element, along with the letters A-L-O-H-A. The tower is topped by a 40-foot flagstaff. The tower also served a practical function, as the observation deck doubled as a maritime communications and harbor control center.
Boat Days came to a quiet end as passenger airlines grew as the primary transportation option for incoming visitors. As neighboring skyscrapers began sprouting up in the downtown district, Aloha Tower seemed destined to fall into a retired state of neglect and irrelevance. Thankfully, that changed in 1994 with the opening of the Aloha Tower Marketplace, a popular shopping and dining complex fronting Honolulu Harbor. The tower stands as the centerpiece of the complex.
Aloha Kulesi Pazaryeri
Aloha Kulesi Honolulu Limanına gelen turist ağırlamak için 1926 yılında inşa edilmiştir. 1920'lerde ve 30'larda, yolcu varışlarına "Tekne Günleri" denilir ve canlı kutlamalar yapılırdı. "Tekne Günleri" hula dansçılarını, binlerce renkli flamaları ve Hawaii Kraliyet Bandosu tarafından icraatları içerirdi. Bütün limana taze çiçek çelenklerinin (leilerin) kokusu yayılırdı.
Ince, kare şeklindeki kulenin üstü, Honolulunun panoramik manzarasını sunan, dört tarafında balkon açıklıkları olan bir kubbe ile kapanır. Büyük saatler (biri limana bakan, diğeri karaya bakan) A-L-O-H-A harfleri ile birlikte bir ayırt edici unsur olarak hizmet vermektedir. Kule tepesinde 40 ayaklık bayrak direği vardır. Kulenin aynı zamanda gözlem güvertesinin deniz haberleşme ve liman kontrol merkezi olarak çift göreviyle pratik bir işlevi vardı.
Yolcu havayollarının gelen ziyaretçiler için birincil ulaşım seçeneği olarak büyümesiyle "Tekne Günleri" sessiz bir sona uğradı. Yakın gökdelenler şehir merkezi bölgesinde filizlenmeye başlayınca, Aloha Kulesinin ihmal ve ilgisizliğe mağdur bir emekli durumuna düşmesi mukadder görünüyordu. Neyse ki bu, Honolulu Limanına bakan popüler alışveriş ve yemek kompleksi Aloha Kulesi Pazaryerinin açılışı ile 1994 yılında değişti. Kule kompleksin merkezi olarak duruyor.
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aleXundar (1256) 2013-12-11 21:50
They are a magnificent night-view of the market place and the tower. Lights and colors really made them gorgeous. Conversion from welcome tower to a modern market-place has been very good and the way you have presented it, is spectacular.
pajaran (44402) 2013-12-11 22:51
Interesantan i dobar tekst o arhitekturi, sa opisom mesta i istorijom ...
Dobar rad, lepo pokazana arhitektura u noci.
Dobra kompozicija i kontrast, lepe boje.
Interesting and good article about the architecture, with a description and history ...
Good work, beautiful architecture demonstrated in the night.
Good composition and contrast, beautiful colors.
All the best.
jemaflor (76660) 2013-12-11 22:56
good light capture for your nightshots composition, Nice angle of point of view, perfect sahrpness, tfs.
krzychu30 (14412) 2013-12-12 1:09
magnificent night composition!
Quality of the image as well as its color scheme are superb!
The palm trees and the inscription "Aloha Tower" create so nice and realaxing atmosphere of this place.
Have a nice day
Subhogen (3230) 2013-12-12 2:12
Nice collage night shot of the tower and the market place. I like the architecture and lighting of the old and the modern building. Very bright, clear and crisp photo with a detailed note.
mirosu (10224) 2013-12-12 4:26
Excellent introductory note, superb collage with interesting content. Outstanding night photo with nice lighting, excellent colors. Very well done.
ikeharel (47038) 2013-12-12 7:54
Fabulous night shot, Murat, excelent clear outlines and many illuminated details.
The tower is a bit under partial darknes, but the bigger photo has valuable allocation on its space.
Fine two downtown pictures of the mall. Well made exp. time.
danos (80336) 2013-12-12 10:50
nice the night view of the two photos from Aloha tower with teh excellent light and colour management to enhance the beauty of the place.The bell tower on the left is well presented.
PaulVDV (18764) 2013-12-12 11:15
And how about the hula dancers today ?
I like the high quality of the picture at the left.
Perfect sharpness. Wonderful colours. Good depth.
Best regards, Paul
jcpix (8380) 2013-12-12 14:51
I've only been to Hawaii one time, way back in high school, and for a quick weekend trip only. I imagine this was something I may very well have seen, but just don't remember!? A very solid night time shot, the details look to be in tact, and the artificial lights put out a great display of color.
I like that you included a portion of the street, the crosswalk lines add an extra element of shape, direction and a better sense of depth from where this was composed and taken. Plus, we get a two-for-one arrangement here. Bonus! :) Enjoy the rest of the evening. Take care.
lousat (67181) 2013-12-12 14:56
Hi Murat,very nice collage showing us the market and the tower,i like a lot the night pics,and your is great,perfect exposure and very bright colors,fantastic details too.Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano
fabbs99 (13519) 2013-12-12 19:07
Lovely colors in this image.Excellent composition with some lovely colors coupled with nice light management and presentation. TFS.
Miguel82 (16570) 2013-12-17 3:08
Murat, this is a brillant picture of that edifice, good collage, I like the night lights and the close up on the clock tower, excellent light management and hues, good sharpness, warm regards
resat1972 (6674) 2013-12-18 12:15
Merhaba Murat Bey
başarılı bir gece çekim fotoları
bence gece çekimlerini biraz daha çoğaltmalısınız
Amerikadan ışıl ışıl güzel fotolar çıkar umarım
jmdias (49701) 2013-12-23 23:55
I liked the view at left, it has a fantastic light and shows good details of the building, even the reflections in the ground are nice. the other image shows a beautiful tower, but the image is something dark. anyway a good job.