|World Peace stenciled on a wall in Pukalani, in Upcountry Maui.|
|Defend the Sacred, Water is Life. No DAPL - Dakota Access Pipeline. This street art refers to the protest at Standing Rock. Photo taken 9/9/16 at the Hookipa pillbox.|
|Wild at heart. Photo taken 7/21/16 at the Hookipa pillbox.|
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Many of these photos depict a structure from WWII, a concrete building that used to be an old communications station. It’s visible from the highway near Hookipa, a famous windsurfing spot. Although the pillbox is located on private land, it has become something of a community message board, and is painted and repainted with greetings, signs, random pictures and graffiti. I think of it as the Hookipa pillbox – if you google “WWII pillbox, ” you’ll see similar structures.