The Honolulu Weekly has posted a gallery of photos of the Natatorium at dawn, taken by photographer Laura Chartier.
She writes of another early morning visitor to the site who saw her shooting her images, approached and began telling her about his memories of “the days of Duke and when his family used to visit.”
“I could tell,” Laura writes, “the Natatorium was a special place for him, as it was for so many people.”
And as it could — and should, and can — be again.
The Natatorium at dawn, photo by Laura Chartier, copyright 2009 Honolulu Weekly