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25-SEP-2008 Pam Haley ~ FrogHouse Photo

Iolani Palace

The official residence of King David Kalakaua and his sister
and successor Queen Lili'uokalani who was the last ruling Hawaiian
monarch. Built in 1882, the Palace is the only Royal residence in
the United states and, among other things, carries the distinction
of having telephone and electricity installed before the White House.

Queen Lili'uokalani was deposed and the Hawaiian monarchy overthrown
in 1893. The Queen was imprisoned in the Palace for 8 months and charged
with treason for attempting to restore Hawaii's sovereignty. My
grandfather reportedly was a member of the Queen's guard and fought against
the overthrow of the monarchy.

The Palace served as capitol for the Provisional Government, Territory and
State of Hawaii until 1969 when the Palace was vacated and restoration begun.
The Palace is now a museum under the direction of the Friends of 'Iolani Palace.

Nikon D80 ,Nikkor 35-70mm f/2.8D AF
1/320s f/9.0 at 35.0mm iso250 full exif

other sizes: small medium original auto
Bea.27-Sep-2008 21:41
Excellent shot of this wonderful architecture. A handsome building.
Guest 27-Sep-2008 19:54
A nice shot. Are the majority of native Hawaiian peoples happy to be part of the United States? Are there elements amongst them that would rather not be part of the US?
Guest 27-Sep-2008 09:45
Pam, what a beautiful building and a lovely piece of history to go with it. Very nicely done.
Ginny 27-Sep-2008 08:08
Yours is awesome.
Rev. Kelly Todd27-Sep-2008 00:23
I could more than likely ge very comfortable there!
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