Hawaii the Island
On a quiet still night.. Listen carefully
They are there....
Night Marchers, Menehunes, Pounding of the Drums, Urban Legends
Beauty and splendor.
Bringing the past to the present. a culture that thrives among the current life we live in today.
Trapping you for the moment to how culture and ways of life were celebrated In honor of a King....Kamehameha.
- A celebration
- King Kamehameha the great
- A Queen remembered
- Ironman Hawaii
- Exploration of the vast amount of history that is embedded in the lava
- The language of Aloha
- The Parade of horses
- The offering from the Royal Order
A bit of culture and Hawaiian ambiance in pictures and sharing experiences.
The Palace was built in 1883 it was a common place to gather and the culture thrived in abundance.
Among the many things to see inside, there is a fascinating collection of local artifacts, which includes some from the reign of Kamehameha the Great, and some beautiful koa furniture.
Outside on the lawn, near the royal fishpond, you may see hula lessons taking place.
Entertainment and gala affairs can be viewed as you sits upon the Lush green lawn, with the beauty of the Lauhala trees that adorn the property.
Palm trees swaying and the ocean crashing into the sea wall at the edge of this spectacular property.
King Kamehameha the great
Pouring out the spirit of this amazing Island.
Cast about the legends and the culture of a people that have so much Aloha (love) for their ancestors. Carrying on the traditions and culture to educate and perpetuate for the children of the future. A spoken language through dance Hula.
Educated through Western Influence. Trained to meet the educational standards of the United States.
Refined and changed forever.
Urban legends tales of the night marchers and the spirits that still to this day walk the Kings Trail.
A Queen remembered
A people that were caught off guard, a power beyond their control yet the beauty and ambiance of the Hawaiian Islands still hold the charm and reverence to their Royalty.
A Queen taken and held in her own Home ...A prisoner in her own Land.
Sacrifices made for the people.For future generations. Her cries heard through out the island through her people can still be heard echoing through the chants and the songs through Hula of the struggle of these people.
With the tropical breezes and the smell that flows through the air as the waves crash into the sea wall and as the waves break onto the sandy beaches, Rushing to the peak and ascending to the coral and lava rocks that scatter through out the land.
"Ironman "an event where athletes from all around the world gather to come and compete in this Island Paradise. A rigorous challenge of ones own self, an ability they push to the limits of their endurance. They flock to the Kailua Kona Pier and are in a race for the finish line.
The emotions of the people that gather along the barren stretch of the coast highway. Desolate abandoned to the traffic only to encounter another athlete in the competition.
And the Aid stations set up random and spaced far apart.
Hawaiian people are there for them.
Exploration of the vast amount of history that is embedded in the lava
Taking in the smell of the ocean as they venture to Honokohau.
Children gather and share a culture.
Their grandfather was born in this region. A few feet from where this photo was taken. They were raised here on this beach.
Sharing the stories of old and the secrets that the lava holds.
Stone games, etched in time by the hands of the ancient ones who live there.
By adz that tell of the history and lessons learned there... in history.
The language of Aloha
Further down the coast
In a quaint small village of Hawi. On the Kohala coast. A journey into history a view of plantation homes and the lush green trees and the scent of fern shoots and fruit permeate the air.
A quiet hush as the breezes blow through the trees. as the joggers run to this little town it becomes an excitement for the folks who live here.
The Parade of horses
Each Island has its own color and the women that adorn the horses from each island have a specific color .Given a chance to come to Hawaii is something worth while. Take it from us local people that live here. Check us out so we can tell you where all the good places to eat are.
The offering from the Royal Order
Hele Ehiku, Heiau O Ahuena Welcome
The royal order was by Pruince Jonah Kuhio Kalanianaole (ka-la-ni-ana-o-lei)
reorganized it in 1902.
Men of sound mind body and health, to cultivate principles of friendship,preserve and perpetuate the ancient culture and traditions of Hawaii.
Setting an example of proper protocol.
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