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King Kamehameha Hotel, Kailua-Kona, HI (hotel)
bigbrotiki
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Posted: 2012-11-23 10:47 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2012-11-23 18:37, Alii Tiki wrote:
http://ahuena.net/index.html
Here's an informative link.



Thomas, that link (and info from it) was already posted above by TikiTomD

Can you add any additional info or perspective as a local?


 
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Alii Tiki
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Posted: 2012-11-24 11:30 am   Permalink

Quote:


Thomas, that link (and info from it) was already posted above by TikiTomD

Can you add any additional info or perspective as a local?


D'oh!
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/D%27oh!



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Alii Tiki
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Posted: 2012-11-24 1:38 pm   Permalink

Here's a couple of aerial shots of the former Thurston estate now owned by Paul Allen.






Of course there are those in the Hawaiian community that still consider the entire Kingdom to have been stolen through (at times hostile) acts of Imperialism by individuals like Thurston and his cronies.
And as you mentioned in an earlier post - the loss of such a culturally significant area is a thorn in the side among those who know the true history.
It's unfortunate that even among the Hawaiian community there are many who are blind to the reality that has shaped these lands.

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On a side note - this week Paul Allen is in residence at this Estate here in Kona and his yacht "Octopus" is anchored offshore.
The ship is impressive at any standard.
http://www.etsell.com/images/Octopuspp.pdf
http://www.flickr.com/photos/82906423@N00/2253593856
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Alii Tiki
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Posted: 2012-11-24 1:59 pm   Permalink

And here's a link to the maps of sites in the area from the aforementioned Henry Kekahuna.
http://kekahuna.bishopmuseum.org/kekahuna.php?b=maps

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bamalamalu
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Posted: 2012-11-24 5:33 pm   Permalink

Great info, thanks for the additional links. I like being able to learn the history.

Sorry if I'm derailing the thread; I stayed at the hotel a couple weeks ago and thought I'd update. Big Bro pretty much covered photos in his posts, but just to confirm that the large exhibit of Herb Kane paintings is indeed still there, as are the display cases, canoe and other details. It was really cool walking past and exploring all those things everyday.

The room decor is, of course, far less fun than in those early postcards. But they did include a fair amount of Hawaiian touches like some tapa-style prints on the walls and a lava-flow pattern on the carpeting.

They do historic tours of the property a few times a week; unfortunately I didn't notice that until we'd missed the last one during our stay.














 
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Dustycajun
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Posted: 2012-12-03 9:12 pm   Permalink

Well this has turned out to be a very interesting and informative thread! Here is another old postcard from my collection with a different view of the hotel and the historic grounds.





DC


 
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bigbrotiki
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Posted: 2012-12-04 10:09 pm   Permalink

If you look closely you can see my snorkel peaking out of the water snorkeling past the tip of that lava rock jetty

 
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