Kaiulani herself was heir to the throne, might have been the most beautiful of any Hawaiian princess and passed away at the age of 23 from inflammatory rheumatism. The hotel was built on the grounds of her mansion. She is interred at the Royal Mausoleum, very close to 15 Craigside.
After my $1 joyride last Saturday, I needed a more reflective adventure. Not too long ago this #4 bus would have taken me just about to the front door of the hotel. It does still stop through the University of Hawaii. Unfortunately, there was a route change, and I now need to transfer if Waikiki is my destination. Be careful, though, you can't lug a real suitcase into The Bus. However, if smaller than 21"x14"x9", probably okay.
Actually, the view of Waikiki Beach from my Princess K 25th floor room was okay:
I never noticed this statue before, but here is the Queen Kapiolani, for which this large park was named:
She was the one who was evicted when the Hawaiian Kingdom was overthrown and passed away in the same year as Princess Kaiulani.
Across the street on Sunday is the art show on the fence of the Honolulu Zoo:
A walked by several ABC Stores. Know how many there are just in Waikiki? In a 1.5 mile radius you'll find 34:
After my large breakfast, I just picked up a free stir-fried edamame, which I shared on my lanai with pigeons:
This chocolate pigeon came right up to me to be fed.