Architectural Buildings in Honolulu

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Architectural Buildings in Honolulu

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  • Paul S
    San Diego, California382 contributions
    The former home of heiress Doris Duke becomes Shangri La, a museum of Islamic art and design. The five-acre site is on the ocean with beautifully landscaped grounds. Access is via a fifteen-minute bus ride from the Honolulu Museum of Art. A reservation and additional ticket are required for Shangri La.
    The craftmanship of the architectural details is outstanding. Highlights include carved marble panels, amazing detailed walls, ceilings and columns, tile settings on the floors and walls, rare vases and other artwork.
    Tour is largely self-guided. Three docents were onsite to answer questions. There were three short oral presentations in the introduction gallery, the central courtyard and the Mihrab gallery. All three presentations were worthwhile. The new Qajar gallery was my favorite.
    Written 15 August 2022
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    Virginia37,937 contributions
    We attended Easter mass at St Augustine by the Sea Roman Catholic Church. The church and service were beautiful and meaningful. The priest came in wearing sandals but took them off during the mass. The music provided by a man playing the piano and singing was so poignant. A palm fond was used to sprinkle holy water on attendees. This is a traditional Easter practice in all Catholic Churches on Easter. The church itself is an A-frame modernistic design and has a copper-covered roof. There are twenty magnificent stained-glass windows depicting the history of the Catholic Church in Hawaii. As you walk into the church, you can help but be awed with how interior’s wooden beams seem to flow from the floor to the ceiling. Near the entrance is a side altar dedicated to Father Damien, the priest who worked with the lepers on Molokai. A small courtyard is filled with native flowers and a statue of St. Augustine. I would suggest getting their early to find a parking space in their small parking lot.
    Written 5 May 2022
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  • RayMan222
    Minneapolis, MN69 contributions
    This is an excellent little museum that provides some background on development of justice system in Hawaii. The First bit covering this is a bit disjointed - certainly is not western linear presentation, but the info is useful. I found the small section on life in Hawaii after the attack on Perl Harbor most informative - gave real persective on mentality and efforts that develped after the siege. Highly recommended.
    Written 13 January 2020
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  • Michael T
    Atlanta, GA2 contributions
    The Liljestrand house is a beautiful exemplar of mid-century architecture and design, and the views are second-to-none. Our tour was excellent: personal, thorough, highly informative, and a lot of fun. Don't sleep on this one!
    Written 12 September 2022
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  • Dave S
    Omaha, NE179 contributions
    Nicely restored building with a small gift shop and restrooms. There was a table at the entrance about tours but there was no one there. Worth a few minutes stop.
    Written 18 July 2021
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