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Wednesday, October 25, 2006

The Spirit of Queen Emma

IMG_24731000I've been busy so I am posting a photo taken on Oct. 8th - a photo of St. Andrews Priory - founded in 1867 by the late Queen Emma, wife of King Kamehameha IV, as an Anglican school for Hawaiian girls.

Once a year, on Ascension Day (sometime in May), the queen returns to her beloved school. Her footsteps can be heard walking along the wooden squeaky floors in the middle of the night, lights appearing on and off, and the grand piano playing Queen Emma's favorite songs.

More recently, another spirit has begun to appear - that of a student of St. Andrews Priory who died when she stepped into the weakened wooden floors of the historic building. Looking up into the tower window, the unhappy girl can be seen reliving her tragic accident.

Queen Emma
Queen Emma

14 Comments:

Blogger Kris said...

your post complete with the full moon in the photo, i just wonder did you hear howling from afar?

why is her spirit unrest?

Thursday, October 26, 2006 at 9:53:00 PM HST  
Blogger Lisi said...

there seems to be quite a few spooky photos around DP blogs these days...Kala my dear are you eating that Marlin so that it would become 60 kg?

Thursday, October 26, 2006 at 9:58:00 PM HST  
Blogger Neorelix said...

Wow - awesome shot. Nice one. Makes me think of the old Hammer Horror movies.

Friday, October 27, 2006 at 12:31:00 AM HST  
Blogger Olivier said...

superbe photo et merci pour l'histoire de fantome, c'est la semaine (voir les posts d' Alexandria ).



superb photograph and thank you for the history for fantome, it is the week
(see the posts Alexandria ).

Friday, October 27, 2006 at 2:49:00 AM HST  
Blogger Ame said...

HEY! YOU! KEWL SHOT! You just seem to find that moon wherever you GO huh Nic? That or you're REEEEAL good friends with Photoshop now! HAHAHAHA...just kiddin ya! Isn't it about time for another self-portrait theme day? ;-) Sorry, but you;re just gonna have to put up with my silly comments AGAIN!

Friday, October 27, 2006 at 2:54:00 AM HST  
Blogger Stinkypaw said...

Interesting history and ghosts stories are the coolest! Queen Emma was a nice looking queen! Thanks for sharing!

Friday, October 27, 2006 at 8:48:00 AM HST  
Blogger Kala said...

Kris - the only howling was the owling from me =D

Lisi - pretty funny - I will announce the winner in a week =) -the time it takes to finish eating the Marlin haha

Ame - haha - a self portrait of my apparition ;)

Thanks for reading my ghostly tales and have a nice friday!

Friday, October 27, 2006 at 9:45:00 AM HST  
Blogger Liz said...

I agree with Ame...its time for a new kala self-portrait , this time we want to see more than abs...:-)

Friday, October 27, 2006 at 10:33:00 AM HST  
Blogger Curly said...

I love the picture, but are we supposed to believe the story Kala?

Curly's Photoshop

Friday, October 27, 2006 at 1:45:00 PM HST  
Blogger Kate said...

Is this school co-ed now? And I wonder if this is also the school that has gotten a lot of press because of a court case when a non-Hawaiian boy sued because he was denied admission to the school? Or am I thinking of another one? Hawaiian history is a bit complicated, no?!

Friday, October 27, 2006 at 11:51:00 PM HST  
Blogger Kala said...

Hi Kate - you seem to be well informed =) this is an all girls school and the school with the lawsuit you are referring to is kamehameha Schools, founded by Bernice Pau'ahi Bishop =)

Saturday, October 28, 2006 at 12:59:00 AM HST  
Blogger Kate said...

Ah yes, Kala. Last time I was in Hawai'i I visited the Kamehameha School--very impressive. I should have known better, but your history is complicated, but interesting and exciting!! Thanks for the response.

Saturday, October 28, 2006 at 1:34:00 AM HST  
Blogger Tim Rice said...

Beautiful building!

Saturday, October 28, 2006 at 7:12:00 AM HST  
Blogger Christy and Wendi said...

I got chills reading your story!
Wendi

Monday, October 30, 2006 at 2:25:00 PM HST  

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