Hawaii 06 15 02:Pearl Harbor and Downtown

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Pearl Harbor and Honolulu downtown area

Pearl Harbor and Honolulu downtown area


pearl harbor

pearl harbor

USS Arizona Memorial

USS Arizona Memorial
A memorial built above the wreckage of USS Arizona, sunken by Japanese on Dec. 7th, 1941. It is the final resting place for over 1,100 soliders who died on board.

flag

flag
As a special tribute to the ship and her lost crew, the United States flag flies from the flagpole, which is attached to the severed mainmast of the sunken battleship.

part of the sunken ship

part of the sunken ship

soldiers%27 names engraved on marble wall

soldiers' names engraved on marble wall

part of sunken ship

part of sunken ship

USS Missouri

USS Missouri
This is the place where Japan finally surrendered. The war started at Pearl Harbour and ended here.

oil from USS Arizona

oil from USS Arizona
after more than 60 years, oil from USS Arizona is still leaking to the water surface.

Bird of paradise

Bird of paradise
exotic tropic flower

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navy missiles

navy missiles

iolani palace

iolani palace
The palace once housed the throne of Hawaii's last king and queen.

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a mordern court house

a mordern court house
There was no judicature system in Hawaii before westerners came. "Kapu" system ruled the society. "Kapu" set certain things that were forbidden, e.g. women should not eat pork. Punishment for people who broke "Kapu" was always death.

People

People
People from many cultures shaped the history of Hawaii. Chinese, Japanese, Europeans, Hispanic people, as well as people from neighboring Polynesian islands all have strong influences in forming the unique Hawaiian culture. Today, Hawaii is the most multicultural community in the nation, with more than 20% people identify themselves with more than 2 ethnicity origins (the nation's average is 2%).

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Kamehameha I Stature

Kamehameha I Stature
Kamehameha I is the king who united all the hawaii islands for the first time in Hawaiian history.

iolani palace

iolani palace

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temple for the king

temple for the king

giant banyan trees

giant banyan trees

hawaii state capital

hawaii state capital
its shape resembles a banyan tree

1959 statehood

1959 statehood
Hawaii is the 50th state, joining the U.S. in 1959.

state capital

state capital

Captain Cook

Captain Cook
The famous explorer Captain Cook arrived in Hawaii in 1778. He died here in 1779 during a conflict with local people.

street in downtown

street in downtown

Honolulu Hale

Honolulu Hale

ceiling in the Hale

ceiling in the Hale

kawaiahao church

kawaiahao church
Honolulu's oldest Christian Church.

Little Temple

Little Temple
Little temple outside the church

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