Tag Archives: Iolani Palace

The REAL Treasure of the Hawaiian Kingdom

I have always been fascinated by the jewels, crowns and tiaras of various sovereigns of Russia (the completely diamond-encrusted crown of Catherine the Great being the knock-out example!), Bulgaria, Italy and especially Great Britain.  The Metropolitan Museum in New York … Continue reading

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O’ahu Places

Places in O’ahu you WON’T see on a tour bus!

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The Royal Mindset

With interest I follow the struggle of some native Hawaiians to have the Kingdom of Hawaiʻi restored.  Every so often members are arrested for locking themselves onto the Iolani Palace grounds or for making protests near the Palace.  I recall … Continue reading

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Orphans and Hawaiʻi’s Heart

As we toured through the Iolani Palace our docent took pains in almost every room to point out objects which had been scattered to the winds, and even around the world, at the overthrow of the Monarchy.  By various means … Continue reading

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Refugees

In October of 2010 Mom, Dan and I went on a tour of the interior of the Iolani Palace.  I found the interior to be pleasingly sumptuous and yet not cloying.  There is so much beautiful wood around every turn, … Continue reading

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