Thursday, August 27, 2009

Wish You Were Here...

This is my take for the challenge at 365 Cards Day 180 - Going Vintage and the challenge at Splitcoast WT233 - Very Vintage. This card displays a postcard my dad brought home from the World WarII when he was stationed in Oahu on a medical leave. He was a medic on a boat and the elevator dropped to the bottom of the ship and he broke his arm. So I imagine the picture is from the late 1930's/early 1940's. The postcard shows the ocean view of the Moana (opened in 1901) and Royal Hawaiian (opened in 1927), also known as the Pink Palace of the Pacific. I tried scanning it to use it on the card but it was too small and the vintage look of it just wasn't there. So I used photo holders so I wouldn't use any tape on it.

I searched the Internet for pics of the Royal Hawaiian Hotel, also know as the Pink Palace of the Pacific so you could see what it looks like today. It's obvious that is the one below!


This is a current pic of the Moana.

What stands out to us is the amount of trees on the postcard. Just look at the ocean view of the Royal Hawaiian and you can tell the major changes, needless to say, it is much more commercial. Both are located at Waikiki and are just amazing to see at night with all the lighting. We've been there to visit Kim during a couple Christmas vacations and I love how they decorate for the holidays. Quite the exciting place to be!

Hope everyone enjoys their day and upcoming week-end! SAM

4 comments:

~amy~ said...

Lovely take on the vintage challenge! I actually just strolled through the Royal Hawaiian a couple weeks ago...the pink is something else but the interior is GORGEOUS and their beach is fabbie too...thanks for playing the vintage challenge!!!

Celeste said...

Very nice card. I loved how you used an old postcard, I did too. Your papers are beautiful too.

Kim said...

Very nice card, mom, and thanks for the current pics of the hotels. The Royal Hawaiian just reopened after a year or so of renovations, I'll put a visit there on the agenda for your Christmas visit. I haven't seen it either. Aloha, KL

Patti J. said...

I think that perhaps we need to spend Christmas with your Kim too!!! Great card Sam!!! How's your new business going? And school? Heard the BIG news last night - quite interesting!