Historical Buildings, Honolulu
The Great Stone Church. One of the oldest buildings.
This church is special for the way it was constructed. There are 14.000 blocks chiseled from living coral reef,each of the blocks weighing about a half a ton, and they were hand cut 10 to 20 feet under water , then lifted and transported to the Church.
Mortar was made from coral that was ground
into powder and burnt. Big trees were cut down in northern Oahu,and floated to Kaneohu on the windward side of the island and then carried by teams of men over the Pali trail which was not possible to do with wagons.Hundreds of people worked on building this Church and it cost $20.000 to built.
This City Hall building is apreciated for its History and style.It is a nice and comfortable building and many activities are held here .
The building is decorated in and outside around Christmas time.
This is a beautiful historic building amongst many modern City buildings.
Favorite thing: If you are interested in seeing the State Capital Building, then you are in for a real treat. I was unable to have a guided tour, because they only offer tours on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. But I was free to roam around on my own without having any trouble and never got in anyone's way. The basement level is the only closed space, while the other 5 floors are all out in the open and its open right in the middle from top to bottom. On either side of the building is the Hawaii senate and house of representative chambers, shaped as you can see from the outside like a volcano. On the outside there is a water pool, which represents the island and there are 8 pillars which represent the 8 islands that make up Hawaii. This was a truly a very different experience because I would have never thought a capital building would be shaped in this manner.