Hawaii's other National Historical Park is "Pu'uhonua o Honaunau.
"On the black lava flats of the southern Kona Coast, Pu'uhonua o Honanau preserves aspects of traditional Hawaiian life. Hononau Bay, with its sheltered canoe landing and availability of drinking water, was a natural place for the "ali'i" - royal chiefs - to establish one of their most important residences. Separated from the royal grounds by a massive wall was the "pu'uhonua", a place of refuge for defeated warriors, noncombatnats in time of war, and those who violated "kapu", the sacred laws. This was place was used for centuries. Then in 1819, Kamehameha II abolished traditional religious practices, and many of the old religious sites and structures were destoyed or abandoned. The temples of the pu'uhonua were left to the extremities of sun, wind, and sea. In the 1920s, the area was set aside as a county park. In 1961 it became a national historical park to maintain a setting where old Hawaiian ways continue in the modern world."
reference --- www.nps.gov/puho
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cargus (6468) 2012-03-18 22:32
Paysage magnifique, joué dans les plus belles couleurs, image claire et bien fait.!!
aliabazari (10105) 2012-03-19 0:27
Very good lighting. Beautiful composition. Very well.
delpeoples (45018) 2012-03-26 3:17
Hi Kahuna Ray
What a beautifully composed photo. The subject is enchanting and I love the colours and the way the little stream cuts diagonally through the photo.
Great job, have a happy day
PecoBud (3778) 2012-03-27 13:03
SWEET!! The colors here made me stop and ponder if I need to go home to Maui before September. Just love the composition here, with great detail and clarity. Superb Job here Ray!! Now I'm home sick!!