City of Refuge
Pu'uhonua o Honaunau
A few times in my photographic history, I've come to very photogenic
and not wanted to take photos. The most spectacular example is
Francisco - I took two photographs the whole day. The City of
was similar for me - cool site, difficult light.
The city of refuge is an ancient site - it was built around
Because of the tropical environment, any wood structures have to be
periodically. Close to the entrance gate is the royal grounds.
After exploring the royal village we came out to see the royal canoe
- a cove cut to land visiting parties.
A few places around the site have Ik'i - wood people. These
be totem poles in BC. In the A frame building above, a Hawaiian
was working on a new pole to replace an aging pole near the temple.
The last site that amazed me was 'Ale'ale'a - a platform that huts
probably place on. This large foundation is square, and very well
- I have no idea how to fit stones that precisely.
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