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MondayMural | Found on Big Island, Hawaii

Murals from Hawaii These are some murals that were found at the visitor center at Pu’uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park in Big Island, Hawaii. These ceramic murals take...
Murals in Hawaii -- Pu'uhonua O Honaunau, Big Island

Murals from Hawaii

These are some murals that were found at the visitor center at Pu’uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park in Big Island, Hawaii.

These ceramic murals take us back to ancient Hawaii, bits and parts of Polynesian history and showcase the flora you see on the archipelago.

Pu’uhonua O Honaunau is a place where ancient Hawaiians who had done the forbidden and those warriors who had fared badly in battles went to, to seek refuge. As such this place is also known as the Place of Refuge. It is located on the on the west coast of Big Island.

More about Pu’uhonua O Honaunau here — Lessons in Hawaiian Culture 

Murals in Hawaii - at Pu'uhonua O Honaunau, Big Island

 

Murals in Hawaii: at Pu'uhonua O Honaunau

 

Murals in Hawaii -- at Pu'uhonua O Honaunau , Big Island
Those could be the volcanoes of that Hawaii is known for. Could this part of the display be taking about the discovery of the island(s)? And the conditions that had to be faced during the discoveries?
Murals in Hawaii: at Pu'uhonua O Honaunau
Murals in Hawaii -- at Pu'uhonua O Honaunau, Big Island

Other than those ceramic tiles, the center had these sculptural exhibits on the walls:

Murals, exhibits at Pu'uhonua O Honaunau, Big Island, Hawaii
Sculpural exhibits at Pu'uhonua O Honaunau , Big Island, Hawaii
Big Island exhibit at Pu'uhonua O Honaunau, Hawaii
Big Island and it’s major volcanoes: Hualalai, Mauna Kea, Kilauea and Mauna Loa.

 

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49 Comments on this post.
  • Shweta Dave
    6 June 2016 at 2:05 am
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    Wow Dee this is so unique and awesome:)

    • dNambiar
      6 June 2016 at 7:10 am
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      The place I found in is unique too. It has a lot of history in there.
      Thank you for coming by, Shweta. 🙂

  • Indrani
    6 June 2016 at 2:48 am
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    Very artistic. So well created.

  • R Niranjan Das
    6 June 2016 at 5:03 am
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    Looks beautiful. Nice find, Nambiare!

    • dNambiar
      6 June 2016 at 7:11 am
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      🙂
      Thank you, Nomad. 🙂

  • Rahul Bhatia
    6 June 2016 at 5:38 am
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    Place of Refuge looks good!

    • dNambiar
      6 June 2016 at 7:12 am
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      This is only a part of it. The Place of Refuge had so much more to show and it really did take me to the past.
      Thank you for stopping by, Mr Bhatia.

  • Arun
    6 June 2016 at 6:27 am
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    A very different kind and unique Mural!

    • dNambiar
      6 June 2016 at 7:13 am
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      Yeah, quite. 🙂
      Thank you for visiting, Arun.

  • Rpradhan
    6 June 2016 at 6:57 am
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    Good artistic presentation of Hawaii culture!
    Happy Travelling.

    • dNambiar
      6 June 2016 at 7:14 am
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      Thank you. 🙂
      And thank you. 🙂

      Welcome here, RP.

  • Prasad Np
    6 June 2016 at 7:55 am
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    A little piece of history revived and remembered by this simple yet important murals. I am so glad they even showcases some plants as some of the domesticated plants traveled with Polynesian people to remote islands

    • dNambiar
      6 June 2016 at 3:08 pm
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      It does say a lot about their history, I'm sure. This post makes me want to delve deeper into Hawaiian history. And I'm going to do just that, soon. 🙂

      Thank you for stopping by, Prasad.

  • Maitreni Mishra
    6 June 2016 at 7:59 am
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    So unique and interesting!

    • dNambiar
      6 June 2016 at 3:09 pm
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      🙂
      It was on the outside of the building and the bright blue made sure we didn't miss it. 🙂

  • Charu S
    6 June 2016 at 9:38 am
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    I just love your travel posts!!! They are so spectacular and amazing 🙂
    Great work. Cheers,
    Untraveled Routes

    • dNambiar
      6 June 2016 at 3:10 pm
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      Thank you so much, Charu.
      That means a whole lot.

      Welcome back. 🙂

  • biebkriebels
    6 June 2016 at 9:39 am
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    Those images are typical for the Hawaian style, very nice.

    • dNambiar
      6 June 2016 at 3:10 pm
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      They are? 🙂
      Thank you. 🙂

  • Easwar Arumugam
    6 June 2016 at 10:11 am
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    Simply awesome.

  • s.c
    6 June 2016 at 10:36 am
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    Nice murals also a bit in the style of Gaugin. Love them.

    • dNambiar
      6 June 2016 at 3:17 pm
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      You are right. I just looked up his work.
      Thank you for adding more value to this post, SC. 🙂

  • Sami
    6 June 2016 at 11:28 am
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    Lovely, I agree with S.C.they do look like Gaugin's type of work.

    • dNambiar
      6 June 2016 at 3:20 pm
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      I looked up Gaugin's work when he mentioned it. I agree, too. 🙂
      I wish I'd spoken to someone in the visitor center and tried to get more info on these murals.
      I took these pics a few years back, just because I got attracted to the colours and the images. Back then, little did I know I'd be linking to Monday Murals. 😀

      Thank you for coming this way, Sami. 🙂

  • Taken For Granted
    6 June 2016 at 2:00 pm
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    Great mural celebrating Hawaii's native culture and past. Good find.

    • dNambiar
      6 June 2016 at 3:21 pm
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      You are right, it is a great mural celebrating ancient Hawaii.
      Thank you.
      And welcome here. 🙂

  • purba chakraborty
    6 June 2016 at 7:02 pm
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    Wow…the murals look very interesting 🙂

    • dNambiar
      7 June 2016 at 3:32 am
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      They look very historical, don't they? 🙂
      Thank you, Purba.

  • Swati & Sam
    6 June 2016 at 8:19 pm
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    Interesting murals …Ancient Hawaii in pictures

    • dNambiar
      7 June 2016 at 3:33 am
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      That's right. 🙂
      Thank you for stopping by.

  • Tom
    6 June 2016 at 9:04 pm
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    Great find, I hope that you enjoyed your stay!

    • dNambiar
      7 June 2016 at 3:34 am
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      Thank you, Tom.
      This is from a trip a few years ago. But I did enjoy my stay — SO much!

  • magiceye
    7 June 2016 at 1:36 am
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    Amazing work. Thank you for sharing it so beautifully!

    • dNambiar
      7 June 2016 at 3:35 am
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      Amazing it is.
      My pleasure, Magiceye. 🙂

  • umashankar
    7 June 2016 at 3:19 am
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    Mystery oozes from the name itself that echoes of taps of some ancient percussion instrument. The murals complete the dome of mystery. Very well taken photographs.

    • dNambiar
      9 June 2016 at 3:25 am
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      It is a melodious language they speak around there — very melodious. 🙂
      It's interesting place; so much history there; the kind that affected me. I'm sure your read the travel account long back. Pu'uhoua O Honaunau did transport me back in time.

      Thank you, USP

  • rupam sarma
    7 June 2016 at 5:36 am
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    Wonderful

  • Bushra Muzaffar
    7 June 2016 at 6:21 am
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    Interesting exhibits and beautiful too 🙂

    • dNambiar
      9 June 2016 at 3:27 am
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      I agree. 🙂

      Thank you, Bushra.

  • Oakland Daily Photo
    8 June 2016 at 2:41 am
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    Charming tile murals full of feeling and beauty. Thanks for contributing to this week's Monday Mural.

    • dNambiar
      9 June 2016 at 3:27 am
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      Thank you for hosting. 🙂

  • marsha
    8 June 2016 at 2:46 am
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    wow- the murals are so interesting…as is the history behind the whole exhibit

    • dNambiar
      9 June 2016 at 3:30 am
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      The are. I wish I had more info about the murals while I was there.
      I couldn't help clicking a few pics. Never thought that one day I'd be linking it to Monday Mural. 🙂

      Thank you for coming this way again, Marsha. 🙂

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