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Tuesday, June 10, 2014
Travel Tuesday: Oahu, Hawaii
"With a pink hotel, a boutique, and a swinging hot spot" are lyrics from the song, "Big Yellow Taxi" that singer, songwriter, Joni Mitchell recorded in 1970. Thanks to QDP follower, Andy, for reminding me last Thursday of this great song. I researched the lyrics and learned that the "pink hotel" in
this song is most likely the Royal Hawaiian in Honolulu. The romantic
and legendary "Pink Palace", was built in 1927 is the landmark hotel on
Waikiki Beach. I captured this picture but didn't realize it's history and connection to Joni's hit song.