Thursday, October 15, 2009

No. 31. Oahu Market,
all dressed up and ain't going nowhere

Burl Burlingame of the Honolulu Star Bulletin describes Oahu Market, on the corner of King and Kekaulike, as "completely invisible, functional architecture." Well, Burl, we may not be looking a whole lot at the building, but its bold red sign with white hand-painted letters is mighty appealing. Red, according to the Chinese, is the color of happiness and celebration, and with its matching red canvas sun shades adorning the sidewalk produce stands - what's not to like? It's a gorgeous piece of work, and atypical of many old buildings in Chinatown and about Honolulu that fall into disrepair and neglect, someone has seen it fit to keep this specimen in tip top shape. And we're all the happier for it.

1 comment:

jared yamanuha said...

they musta just put that sign up lol cause i've never seen those with my peepers.