|The house was "imported" to Hawaii in 1850 from Boston. |
It is one of the few structures with Grecian columns.
|Barbara enjoys the breeze on the koa benches.|
|The house is registered as a National Historic Landmark.|
|Queen Emma enjoyed playing the piano.|
Queen Emma's Summer Palace is located along the Pali Highway in the Nu'uanu Valley. The highway is the first path (then road) to cut through the mountains to Kaneohe Bay on the Windward side of Oahu. The state operates the Nu'uanu Pali Lookout, the site of the last battle between Hawaiian and Mauian forces. King Kamehameha of Hawaii literally pushed the Maui army off the cliff. Once the King of Kauai signed a peace treaty, King Kamehameha united the eight islands - Hawaiʻi, Maui, Kahoʻolawe, Lanaʻi, Molokaʻi, Oʻahu, Kauaʻi and Niʻihau - into the Kingdom of Hawaii.
|It is always windy at the lookout!|
|The tree caught our attention.|
|The battle took place behind Barbara.|
|The view of Kaneohe Bay.|
|The tree again, grasping for life against the wind.|
Coming back on base, we stopped by the entrance to my neighborhood to take pictures with Air Force One.
Kim in Hawaii
To learn more about Queen Emma's Summer House, log onto its website at this link.
To learn more about the Nu'uanu Pali Lookout, including the battle, log onto its website at this link.
|Barbara enjoys the view.|