Punchbowl Landscape

Punchbowl Cemetery - Honolulu, Hawaii

Punchbowl Cemetery – Honolulu, Hawaii

I have one more “from the bus photograph” that I shot on the way to Pearl Harbor. In addition to the quick tour of downtown Honolulu, we drove through Punchbowl Cemetery — officially known as the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific.

Located in the Punchbowl Crater, roughly 53,000 World War II, Korean War, and Vietnam War veterans and their dependents have been interred. A solemn place, to be sure, and also beautifully manicured.

It was hard to capture the magnitude and beauty of the place from the bus. However, I like the composition and structure of this photo. The rounded trees in the distance balance well with the silhouette of the tree canopy. The in-ground flat granite headstones form leading lines. You get a good sense of the vastness of the grounds.

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