The Flamingo's Nest; A Honolulu Story

Paperback | February 4, 2012

byRoger Sprague

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1917. Excerpt: ... The; Palace Op The Island King BESIDE one of the widest and most delightful avenues in Honolulu a party of tourists stood facing a pedestal of lava-stone embellished with bronze reliefs of scenes in the history of Hawaii. On their way to visit the territorial Capitol professor Burl and his party had stopped before a relief showing the ship of Captain Cook exploring a tranquil tropic sea which ran to a shore where rioted a tangled grove of cocoa-palms and treeferns. Above, on the summit of the pedestal, stood a statue of a Hawaiian king,--erect, dignified, graceful, with one arm extended, a gilded mantle sweeping from his shoulders to his feet. Sunbeams glowed on the golden folds of the trailing robe and glittered on the golden helmet. An inscription informed the public that the statue represented the great King, the Philip of Macedon of the Hawaiian Isles, who had united all of the islands under a single rule. The statue faced the territorial Capitol. It seemed appropriate that the king should look toward the Capitol, for once it had been the royal palace. Originally built for a semibarbaric monarch, it still retained almost the tone it had possessed in the days of the kingdom. It was vast and square and was surrounded with deep, cool galleries, set behind graceful arches. Within the galleries little circular mirrors were fastened against the wall at regular intervals. Their bright polished circles added a bit of glitter which caught and pleased the eye. The building was of cream-colored concrete. Its plan was quite novel, for the designer had tried to effect a compromise between many types of architecture--the French, the British and the Spanish, adding some features from the Persian, and a few from the Chinese. The result might be called conglomerate. I...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1917. Excerpt: ... The; Palace Op The Island King BESIDE one of the widest and most delightful avenues in Honolulu a party of tourists stood faci...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:88 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.18 inPublished:February 4, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217758118

ISBN - 13:9780217758116

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