For some reason, lighthouses are just simply beautiful. Perhaps it’s due to the significance behind a beacon of light or perhaps, it’s the sheer size and shape that just sticks out from its surroundings. Diamond Head Lighthouse is no exception.
As a local, growing up in Hawaii meant that I got to consistently savor and enjoy the natural beauty of the island…palm trees everywhere, jaw dropping sunsets, clean and crisp air, and the gorgeous mountain ranges.
However, only recently have I stumbled across this next location, the Diamond Head Lighthouse.
The Diamond Head Lighthouse was built in 1899, and has been rebuilt once in 1917 for better structural integrity.
It is a gorgeous, crisp, first-class lighthouse, with clean white walls, and can be seen for miles. However, unless you are on the ocean-side of Diamond Head, it is difficult to spot the structure from the town side. This is probably why I have never seen the lighthouse until recently.
An interesting note, Diamond Head is called as such because in the 1820’s, sailors believed that they saw diamonds glittering on the volcano’s slopes. Unfortunately the glitters were only calcites, but the name stuck up to today.
But I am thoroughly pleased to have taken these Lomographs – they are stunning, and beautifully showcase the lighthouse’s spectacular build.
The consistent beauty of the island of Oahu never ceases to amaze me. Diamond Head Beach is extremely gorgeous, especially during sunset. Here are a few other shots I have taken of the beach area surrounding the lighthouse.
Who knew that a lighthouse could be so stunning? Diamond Head Lighthouse is one of the greatest and understated landmarks of the East Honolulu area.