Since it worked out that we did not spend all day at Pearl Harbor, we were able to see more of Oahu!
But first lunch. We wanted to go to Nico's at Pier 38, but they were closed for the next week! So across the street to Uncle's Fish Market & Grill:
After lunch, we stopped at Hilo Hattie for some souvenir shopping, including a free tote bag with a coupon. Hilo Hattie offers a free shell lei greeting and has coffee tastings, plus any souvenir you could imagine.
Next, we visited some of the historic buildings in downtown Honolulu.
The Iolani Palace:
Across the street is the Ali'iolani Hale/Honolulu Justice Building:
In front stands a statue of King Kamehameha I:
King Kamehameha I was a great warrior, diplomat and leader who united the Hawaiian islands into one royal kingdom in 1810 after years of conflict.
The State Capitol of Hawai'i:
The center, normally a rotunda in other state capitols, is open to the sky.
Padda oryzivora/Java Sparrow:
Acridotheres tristis/Common Mynas:
The building on the right is the Chamberlain House, built in 1831 from coral blocks cut from the reef and dried and bleached by the sun.
This frame house is the oldest wood frame structure still standing in the Hawaiian islands:
View towards Diamond Head:
Brynne & Kent:
Schefflera actinophylla/Octopus Tree: