Hawaii, Oahu 2016

By December 15, 2016 Daily Pontification

Kaniakapupu - King Kamehameha III Summer Palace Ruins

The Kaniakapupu, King Kamehameha III Summer Palace Ruins is listed as closed, but nosy-inquiring minds needed to know, so we braved dense overgrowth and a relentless squadron of mosquitoes to discover what’s left of Hawaiian royalty history in a dense tropical jungle filled with mushrooms and the song of birds.

Kaniakapupu - King Kamehameha III Summer Palace Ruins
Kaniakapupu - King Kamehameha III Summer Palace Ruins
Kaniakapupu - King Kamehameha III Summer Palace Ruins
Kaniakapupu - King Kamehameha III Summer Palace Ruins
Kaniakapupu - King Kamehameha III Summer Palace Ruins
Kaniakapupu - King Kamehameha III Summer Palace Ruins
Kaniakapupu - King Kamehameha III Summer Palace Ruins
Kaniakapupu - King Kamehameha III Summer Palace Ruins

My friend Tamara arranged for a special invitation tour of the The Manoa Heritage Center, guided by the wonderful Collections Manager, Jenny Leung. Highly recommended if you can spare the time and nab an invite.

Manoa Heritage Center
Manoa Heritage Center
Manoa Heritage Center
The aloha spirit

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