Time to De-Moat Da Moat

The moat surrounding the State Capitol has been a subject of ridicule and remains a powerful symbol for the state’s lack of ability to maintain even the simplest aspects of our infrastructure.  Lampooned for its dramatic fish kills, mystery scum and seemingly insurmountable odor issues, the moat is an lingering embarrassment. Before APEC we might consider a nice zen sand garden before it’s too late.  Here’s a photojournalistic exploration of our festering wound which is the State Capitol and an homage to “Powers of Ten.”

The distinctive green scum is visible from space.

Close enough to catch a whiff if the wind's right.

The dilapidated infrastructure frames the swamp-like water.

This poignant panorama of death and despair greets the visitors to our seat of power.

Under a 100 power microscope the water springs to life with creepy and potentially lethal pathogens


6 responses

  1. You what would be really cool? If they could attach that monster size black sewer pipe along side the Ala Wai to the Capitol Moat. It would look like it was filling or draining the moat.

    Either way dude, er, Monkey, it’s like the ultimate metaphor.

  2. They should make it into a huge Zen sand garden, with plastic rakes anyone can use to meditate as the draw lines in the sand. Save loads of maintenance $$. And the metaphor could be…Fat Cats sandbox. Cause it’s the regular people that end-up paying for all their shit.

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