The site is a lot more interesting to read about than to look at. No preservation work has been done, and the walls of the fort are in perilous shape. Still, we wandered around poking at construction equipment, graffiti, and, yes, chickens.
The walls of the old fort
Parked construction equipment — note the Chinese character on the lower side panel
Graffito in the park men's room
Chickens not too proud to check out whether or not I might be a food supply
After that, we drove through Waimea itself, our goal to reach the canyon. We got distracted by yet another abandoned sugar mill on the other side of town, just past the Chinese cemetery.
There's something haunting and poetic about the abandoned sugar mills.
Next up, driving into Waimea Canyon.
And as usual, more at the Flickr set.
Photos © 2011, Joseph E. Lake, Jr. and B. Lake.
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