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Can you see what I saw ?

May 14, 2013

A colleague posted the below photo on May 3rd in an article called The Volcano House Story: Restoring History to Hawaii’s Oldest – and Newest – Hotel

I stared and I stared at this photograph. Something was amiss, but I couldn’t figure out what it was. Can you figure out what is wrong with this photo?

A couple enjoys the views, circa 1966. NPS Photo.

A couple enjoys the views, circa 1966. NPS Photo.

5 Comments leave one →
  1. Judy permalink
    May 14, 2013 8:20 am

    Yup, itʻs flipped.

  2. Michael Richards permalink
    May 14, 2013 8:38 am

    It looks like Moana Loa in the background. Shouldn’t that be in the other direction from this view?

  3. Hawaii Big Island Travel Guru permalink
    May 14, 2013 10:36 am

    Aloha “Islander Park Science” ~ From what I know about this view on Kilauea’s caldera this photo is transposed? Mauna Loa’s long downward slope, from this angle should be leading to the south and west, in this picture appears to be facing the wrong direction – to the north and east.

  4. Chris Barns permalink
    May 14, 2013 3:43 pm

    Well, it looks to me like the image is reversed (flipped on its vertical axis) — but then, I’ve only been to HAVO twice in my life.

  5. islanderparkscience permalink
    May 14, 2013 4:00 pm

    Most of you are getting it. I will post your astute guesses and the answer on Wed.

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