Sunday, May 23, 2010

Kaniakapupu: The singing of the land shells

After our hike up the Judd Trail, we drove about 1/4 mile further down the road to find this jewel. 
It is the ruins of King Kamehameha III's summer palace. 

We had to hike down a short trail to find it.  It was built in 1845 and was a place for the King to entertain and to meet with the chiefs.  The biggest event held here was a luau attended by about 10,000 celebrating Hawaii's Restoration Day in 1847.

This was a stone pathway in front of the summer palace. When we got home I googled the palace and found this website Kaniakapupu .  Click on the name to learn more about this historic place on Oahu.

Some pretty flowers along the road.

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