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Rest in Paradise

Cemeteries in Hawaii aren’t like any I’ve seen on The Mainland United States.  Many have rows and rows of Japanese tombstones, all polished perfectly black with writings in a uniform format.  I’ll share pictures of those another time.  But I found this one cemetery that is most interesting to me.  It is a relatively small lot in the middle of urban neighborhoods outside of Honolulu.  I’m disappointed that it’s difficult to find much information about this cemetery online.  The most I learned is that it is called Puea Cemetery, and it used to be called Kapalama Cemetery, as it is on the corner of Kapalama Avenue and School Street.  It is also one of the most neglected cemeteries in Hawaii.  I’ll keep an eye out for more information on this charming little cemetery, and I’ll update if I get more information.

These photos were all taken at night.  You can see many homes on the mountains in the background on one side and then the urban street lights on the other side.  White clouds covered the sky to allow for a brighter sky effect with long exposures.


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