Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Not so Wordless Wednesday- Statue of Queen Lili'uokalani

It took us several visits to the area near Iolani Palace, but we finally found the statue of Queen Lili'uokalani tucked into the area behind the Hawaii State Archives and the Hawaii State Capitol building. It was a special moment for me to spend a few minutes alone with Auntie Lydia. I was moved to take my lei off my shoulders and give it to her. As you can see, many other visitors have left flower offerings.

I noticed that in her right hand she had three important documents. One was the musical compostion she wrote called "Aloha Oe", the second was her book about her genealogy and the creation (also known as the "Kumulipo"), and the third was the Hawaiian Constitution of 1893, which she wrote but it was never adopted and it led to the overthrow of the Kingdom. In this photo, I am pointing to her genealogy story (of course!).

Copyright 2010, Heather Wilkinson Rojo

1 comment:

  1. If I ever visit Hawaii, I am going to leave flowers at her statue. Ever since I did my fifth grade state report on Hawaii, I have admired Queen Lili'uokalani.