It's a familiar sight just one road over. A row of Occupy Honolulu tents now on the makai side of Thomas Square.
It's a prime area for parking, but on this day there's a lot of open spaces.
For some, there's confusion in seeing the tents and trying to find the parking meter.
Scott Takayama attended an event at the Neal Blaisdell Center and needed parking.
"At first, I saw the tent blowing on the road," said Takayama. "I was blocking their sign but I needed to park and I did. Everything worked out."
The tent that had blown into the roadway was quickly moved onto the sidewalk by Occupy protesters.
Alan Takahashi said he had no parking problem and said the tents show the depth of the homeless problem in Hawaii and wasn't a problem.
"No. I don't foresee any problems," said Takahashi. "It doesn't deter parking so I have no issue."
"Here we try to leave a space. You'll notice most of the tents are sitting on the divide line for each of the spaces to allow as much possible room as we can," said Christopher Smith with Occupy Honolulu.