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Old Mar 21, 2007, 6:30 AM   #1
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The following shot taken a few weeks ago was taken from the inside of the thatched hut/home (hale) looking out into a typical village scene. Normally it would be taken thru a window of some sort but an old fashioned Hawaiian hale really has no windows per se.

This was taken at Honaunau (The City of Refuge) and several of the hales were built using the methods passed down from the ancient Hawaiians at the time Capt Cook's arrival in the islands in 1778. The Hawaiians had already settled the islands some seven hundred years before using voyaging canoes to navigate between the islands.

There is no glass and there are no real window frames since the less obstructions in the fale the more ventilated it is and more comfortable for living.Looking out the "window" is simply looking straight thru one side of the hale. Remnants of unfinished carvings of several deities and a canoe can be seen in the hale.


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Old Mar 21, 2007, 6:50 AM   #2
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Very interesting. It draws you to look out the other side.
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Old Mar 21, 2007, 7:14 AM   #3
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Aaaah, after looking at nhmom's New Hampshire snowstorm shot, this one is even more appealing. Nicely done, Selvin.
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Nice Selvin! I've never actually seen the inside of these huts, only seen the outsides of them on TV. I'm glad you posted this!

Your exposure worked out very well considering it's backlit....awesome!! :-)

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Old Mar 21, 2007, 2:39 PM   #5
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Nice share, Selvin. When Melody and I were in Lahaina, we visited the Hale that is on display there. It was very interesting and informative. I will post a shot of it later today.

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Folks, Thanks for the comments. The backlighting did present challenges.

Walter you're right I guessyou're right, this is a tad different from nhMom's snow scenes.

Cal, I haven't seen the hale in Lahaina perhaps now that I'm retired I'll take a gander over there.

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Old Mar 21, 2007, 3:51 PM   #7
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There are actually three hales in the central square or park in Lahaina. This is just accross the street from Hilo Hatty's (for Selvin). Each one is a different type. Here are two of them. The first is similar to the one Selvin posted. As I understand it, it is primarily for sleeping and shelter.




This one is for cooking and eating, I think. I didn't take notes on the uses.



I am not trying to hijack your thread, Selvin. I just thought that you and others might be interested. I have about two dozen photos from this site.

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Old Mar 22, 2007, 2:46 PM   #8
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Cal,

The photos of the Lahaina Hales are great. Appreciate the follow-up.

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