ala wai canal 1920 to 1928


Four young men were working the parking lot on the day that Nandita and I visited it. Just like the investors wanted, lots of tourists came. Some of them parked in this lot. The investors tell us, like they always have - that the tourism industry provides jobs for the people of Hawai'i and is good for our economy.

I bet the 4 parking attendant guys were absolutely thrilled about their work and how much they made parking cars for people.

The photo to the left is of their 'office'. It is wedged underneath the escalator. I guess they go in here to take their breaks. It was really busy when we were here so they were rushing around. From this cramped little room poured out bad rap music. We could see their half eaten lunch and an open porn magazine.

Also of note here are the bottles of "Hawaiian Water" on their table. The labels have a "Hula Girl" on them, dancing in front of a swaying palm tree against the deep blue sky.