Chinatown Street Life

Chinatown Street Life - Honolulu, Hawaii

Chinatown Street Life – Honolulu, Hawaii

At the beginning of this series, I said that the Honolulu Chinatown was the scariest I’ve been to. There were a few reasons for this. The general state of the buildings was poor but not unusual for some Chinatowns. A more significant issue was that vast stretches were comparably deserted. Perhaps the pandemic played a part, reducing the people venturing outside.

I also noticed a few people were talking and even shouting to themselves. Clearly, they were under some duress. Though unclear what was causing the problem. I attempted to stay clear to make sure I didn’t temp a random unfortunate incident.

However, I don’t want to give the impression that it was all negative. This area near the bus stop was vibrant and full of life. I like how this image seems to capture this. If Chinatown were filled with these kinds of scenes, I would’ve been more complimentary. Unfortunately, this was one of the few spots that showed signs of life.

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2 thoughts on “Chinatown Street Life

  1. A little off topic here, but I just read your new newsletter and wanted to encourage you to keep working on strengthening yourself. I recently switched from my Fuji XPRO3 to a Leica CL because of weight issues. The Fuji with it’s standard 16-50mm zoom is a half pound more than the Leica CL with a comparable (18-50mm) Sigma zoom. What, only a half pound you say? Well, when one has severe arthritis (I’m in my late 70’s) in your hands, wrists and neck, every ounce makes difference in the ability to carry or wear something. Keep up the walking too. Your older self will thank you. I walk 4.5 to 6 miles a day as part of keeping fit.

    On the plus side, the files from the CL are just enough better to make me feel that the switch turned out well. Still keeping my Fuji X100V though; it’s only 1 pound!!

    1. Thank you, Rene. For your comment and being a newsletter subscriber! Yes, agreed. Seemingly small weight differences do add up.

      You make a really good point. I need to keep in shape, not only for my health. But to be being able to carry my gear. The GFX 50S II is definitely not a light camera!

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