Over a year ago I was on Oahu and I posted a short post on my blog from my phone entitled “A Waikiki View” where I joked:
I’ve seen everything… so I thought! Here is a street vendor soliciting views of Jupiter through a telescope… and people are bucking up!
Well it turns out this guy is actually doing this to raise funds for college and he has a website set up and all.
He found my blog posting some how and left this comment:
Thanks for blogging about my telescope.
It’s a lot of fun, and helps pay the bills while I’m in college.
I actually dig this type of “Street Performers” as they actually provide a service other then a comedic relief. Many of the street performers are straight kooky but this guy seems pretty cool!
On his biography about him he writes:
Hi, This is Carey Johnson a.k.a The Telescope Guy. I got my start in Waikiki amongst other “street performers” such as The Silver Guy, and The Basketball Guy.
I have been interested in photography since just before I joined the Navy back in 1986. I used to try to photograph the Full Moon rising over some body of water or landmark…
So check out his website QuarkCSJ where you can read more about him.
*Update* here’s a quick youtube video of him on Waikiki Beach.
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