The Kona Times

blog showing the changes that are taking place in Kona, Hawai'i, with photographs and commentary by artist / photographer Randy Magnus.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Kona Daifukuji Soto Mission 100th Anniversary, 2014

Due to the impending storm, the service for the
100th Anniversary of the Kona Daifukuji Soto Mission
was held at the Sheraton Kona Resort.
Many of the former Reverends of the Temple came for the event.

(photos by Randy Magnus)

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Mu Ryang Sa Temple

While in Honolulu visited the Korean Buddhist Temple,

(photographs by Randy Magnus)

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Honolulu Chinatown, 2014

A trip to Honolulu's Chinatown.

(photos by Randy Magnus)

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Kona Ironman Triathlon 2014

Sebastian Kienle won this year's Ironman event.

The winning female was Mirinda Carfrae.

The 18 hour Ironman championship triathlon came and went:
swimming, biking, and running.
Even Island of Hawaii's Mayor Billy Kenoi completed the event,
barely making it under the cutoff time.

(photos by Randy Magnus)

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Ironman Underpants Run 2014


This year the Ironman Underpants Run started and ended behind
King Kamehameha Kona Beach Hotel, and with more people
participating in an attempt to break the Guinness record for
the most people in their underpants in one time at one place.
It made the event less of a hippie gathering and
more of a rock concert atmosphere.

(photos by Randy Magnus)

Friday, September 26, 2014

Magic Sands Beach

Magic Sands Beach in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii a little before sunset.

(photo by Randy Magnus)