USS Missouri, Pearl Harbour
27 August 2008
We were on a tour which took us all around Pearl Harbour*. It was a little strange to be touring the USS Missouri after the glorious dead of the USS Arizona.
But all the pomp and waving stars and stripes quickly moved that little black cloud onwards
Until … oop – there it is.
* I wish I’d been able to take a photo of the FBI building in Hawaii – it looks like it has windows, like any other office block type building, only it’s on the edge of nowhere and the windows are all filled in.
Approaching the USS Arizona Memorial, Pearl Harbour
27 August 2008
The Memorial marks the resting place of 1,102 of the 1,177 sailors killed on the USS Arizona during the attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941.
The memorial was dedicated in 1962 and is visited by more than one million people annually, and it spans the sunken hull of the battleship without touching it.
To the Memory of the Gallant Men here entombed.
The survivors can choose to be interred with their shipmates.
Looking out over the Wreckage.
Portrait of the Kat as an über-tourist*.
We celebrated our last night in San Francisco all together with pizza by the slice and one last stop at Walgreens.
* Don’t worry – it was essentially a staged photo. Or rather, a series of unfortunate coincidences (being cold, my caffeine addiction, a long day) which lead to this sad sad predicament.
13 January 2008
We were headed to Coit Tower and I found excuses to stop and
breathe take photos.
Coit Tower is in Pioneer Park, atop Telegraph hill. HILL.
The views were pretty amazing.
We were hanging around the entrance to the tower while Kat took a call.
This 210 foot monument was built in
with monies bequeathed by Lillie Hitchcock
Coit to beautify the city she loved.
Frescoes were painted in the interior
of the newly built structure by local
artists funded through the United States
Government’s public works of art
project. This plaque is placed by the
recreation and park commission.
==October 8, 1983==
to mark Coit Tower’s 50th Anniversary
its designation as an historic landmark.