Tuesday, May 08, 2007

Ala Moana Shopping Center at night!

Honolulu, Hawaii - circa 196os

A rare nighttime aerial postcard photo of the Ala Moana Shopping Center (this is the Sears anchor side), taken in the '60s I believe--postmark is early '70s, however. I've shared lots of aerial pictures of this mall in the past (see "previous entries" below), but this is the first vintage one I've seen of Ala Moana at night, and I think it looks spectacular! (even considering the low quality of the original card--which it is)

For my retro mall money, this shot's definitely a keeper!

Mall history: 1959 - present
Architect: John Graham Jr.
Current aerial view
Current website: here
Info from Wikipedia
Previous entries: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Gorgeous shot--brings back some memories!!!!!!!

Tue May 08, 04:36:00 PM  
Blogger Scott Parsons said...

Must have been a busy night, that parking lot of full!

Tue May 08, 04:39:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It looks like it's glowing...it's actually beautiful, the way I never thought a Hawaiian mall could be.

Thu May 10, 12:04:00 AM  
Blogger Unknown said...

I'll bet it was Christmas time, which would account for the crowded parking lot. That looks like a lighted Christmas tree on top of the Ala Moana office building on the left side of the photo

Thu May 10, 07:58:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Looks just like Vegas.

Sun May 13, 08:58:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

no sorry, that's a rotating resturant.

Thu Jul 05, 12:55:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Coming from a native who was born and raised in Honolulu, this photo looks like more of a late 70s/early 80s shot. Definately not the 60s...There were very few taller buildings there in the 60s and even in the early 70s.

Wed Nov 21, 04:37:00 PM  

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