Pictures of the Week to November 30:The Old Paauilo Store, Haina & Honokaa’s Sunset Clouds

Spent most of the Thanksgiving week on the Big Island of Hawaii. Here are some of the images.

The Old Paauilo Store

The Old Paauilo Store Torn Down

These images of the old Paauilo Store were taken in November 2009. Unpublished until now, the building was recently torn down and the store relocated to the building that also houses the post office. Paauilo Store has been a favorite stop for many people over several decades. Today it is mostly a convenience store for people on the way to or from Hilo. The store is conveniently located on the side of Highway 19.

The Old Paauilo Store

Paauilo Post Office

The Paauilo Post Office building is also the location of the Paauilo Store.

The Old Paauilo Store

The old storefront with the stairs leading up to it.

More Pictures of the Old Paauilo Store

The Old Mac Nut Factory

The Old Macadamia Nut Factory in Haina

These 2 photos are of the old nut factory that used to be in operation in Honokaa through the 50s, 60s, 70s and I thin into the early 1980s.

The Old Mac Nut Factory

Baseball Diamond

The Haina Baseball Park

The baseball field in Haina is still used for senior league and other baseball or softball games. People have been known for also hosting parties here.

Haina Baseball Park

The Changing Colors of the Sky

Honokaa’s Sunset Clouds

This picture was taken on November 27, 2011 at my Mom’s home in Honokaa.


Melvin Ah Ching is a photographer, consultant, blogger, desktop publisher, and computer enthusiast living and working in Hawaii. The Hawaii Files have been online since 2006.