A photographic journal of images from O'ahu by Dana, Jamie and Kala! =)
Pictures are all taken during the course of my activities such as paddling, surfing, hiking, mountain biking, snorkeling, kayaking, stand-up paddling, rock climbing, archery, skeet shooting, and soon diving - due to my schedule, some postings are done in advanced and posted automatically by blogger on the dates specified. If you have any suggestions, comments, etc for photos you would like me to take, do not hesitate to let me know - enjoy and thanks for stoppin by - Live, Love, Laugh and share the ALOHA!
Wednesday, October 25, 2006
The Spirit of Queen Emma
I'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.