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Thursday, June 14, 2007

King Kamehameha Trivia

This past Monday was a state holiday in recognition of King Kamehameha. My friend took the picture above of the King Kamehameha statue, draped in leis, and standing tall (see the people below?) and impressive in front of Aliʻiōlani Hale (home of the Hawai'i State Supreme Court - and translates to "house of the heavenly king").

Here's a couple of Hawaiian trivia for you:
  • Where was the first statue sculpted? Hint: shaped like a shoe
  • Where was it bronzed? Hint: Eric
  • What happened to the first statue? Hint: Past tense of sink
  • Where does it reside now?
  • Where are the other three King Kamehameha statues located?
King Kamehameha unified the Hawaiian islands in 1810.
  • Where did the decisive battle take place? Hint: Over 800 skulls were found at the base of this cliff.

8 Comments:

Blogger Abraham Lincoln said...

An interesting picture and post this morning. I remember walking past this building and statue but it was over fifty years ago. 52 to be exact.

Thursday, June 14, 2007 at 1:03:00 AM HST  
Blogger Stinkypaw said...

I like trivia!
1. Italy,
2. Paris
3. it sank (?)
4. infront of the Ali'olani Hale (or you meant the original one?)
5. Is that at the base of what is now the Pali Lookout?

Thanks for this history lesson!

Thursday, June 14, 2007 at 3:22:00 AM HST  
Blogger ~tanty~ said...

Oh, I can only answer the first three questions :(
Have a nice weekend Kala!

Thursday, June 14, 2007 at 3:27:00 AM HST  
Blogger RamblingRound said...

Beautiful building and quite and unusual statue. Thanks for posting it!

Thursday, June 14, 2007 at 3:36:00 AM HST  
Anonymous Curly said...

I can't answer the questions but I certainly appreciate the picture!

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Thursday, June 14, 2007 at 9:59:00 AM HST  
Blogger Keropok Man said...

i only know the first few answers too, the rest i have absolutely no idea!

Friday, June 15, 2007 at 6:58:00 AM HST  
Blogger Sonia A. Mascaro said...

Just amazing!

Wednesday, June 20, 2007 at 6:19:00 PM HST  
Blogger Kate said...

I love this statue! When I saw it, however, it wasn't draped. I went inside and had my photo taken sitting in one of the Supreme Court Justices Chairs (gift for my attorney husband). The guard thought it was a hoot!!

Sunday, July 1, 2007 at 3:42:00 AM HST  

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