Peter Kun Frary | Photographer

Chinatown Afternoon • Honolulu HI

A lazy afternoon in Honolulu's Chinatown. I waited across the street hoping to photograph a beautiful Asian woman, preferably in a red silk dress, walking in front of Mikiko's. Alas, only the downtrodden tread this path. As I waited, I noticed shifty looking men on the street corner intently watching me. Not one to intrude on drug dealers, I settled for a picture of the colorful Mikiko Jewelry storefront and was on my way. The bicycle shaped object isn't a sculpture but, instead, is Honolulu's bicycle rack design.

I had a difficult time finding something to line up with to keep the image level. The sidewalk and buildings aren't square or true. Even the roof is curved They must have constructed these buildings by feel. Of course, these qualities—along with the smells—contribute to the rustic uniqueness of Chinatown.

Canon EOS 10D, EF 24-85 3.5-4.5 USM

Chinatown Galleria

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