Photos by Sarah, Tuesday Photo Challenge


“Unlike many pillboxes in Hawaii, the Lanikai pillboxes are very intact. The first pillbox is absolutely covered in graffiti.  It is relatively easy to climb on the first pillbox’s roof for a unique perspective on the area. Also, you can climb inside the pillbox, either with the ladder from the roof, or by squeezing through the viewing slit. The inside is just as decorated as the outside and the graffiti’d cement block walls juxtapose with the beautiful scenery visible through the slit. 

The second pillbox is only about an additional five minutes along the trail. You can clearly see it from the first pillbox, and the trail between the two is easy to hike. The second pillbox is a double pillbox with two separate sections. Just like the first pillbox, you can climb down inside. While the second pillbox does have graffiti, it is nowhere near as colorful as the first. The second pillbox is basically at the end of the ridge and offers fantastic views of the ocean, on one side, and the mountains, on the other.”

Source: Sky Above Us

View over Lanikai Beach – Kailua, Oahu, HI, from the second ‘Pillbox’. 

Image credits By Sarah ©2017

Prompt: Daily Post Daily Prompt – juxtaposeAbove; and also, Dutch Goes The Photo, Tuesday Photo Challenge, Week 73 – Water

8 thoughts on “Pillbox”

  1. Great photos and post Sarah 🙂
    And it really surprised me, I had never thought of somewhere like Hawaii having places covered in graffiti! Kids in the UK would never make the effort to get up there to cover the pill boxes! Lol!

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    1. Actually both the pillboxes had youth crawling on them when we were there. First one had what seemed to be a keg party going on, the second one had a guy breakdancing to his mate beat boxing!!! Was quite the juxtaposition with the surrounds and view!

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      1. That certainly wouldn’t happen over here Sarah, not because our youth are well behaved, they would just be too lazy to walk all the way up to the pill boxes in the first place!! Lol!


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