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Waikiki: Nine Walks Through Time Veneeta Acson

Waikiki: Nine Walks Through Time

Veneeta Acson

Published
ISBN : 9780896104792
Spiral-bound
124 pages
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Take a walk in Waikîkî and awaken your imagination. It’s the early 1800s: Waikîkî is all sand and coconut trees. Three rivers tumble down from the inland mountains, emptying into the ocean. The monarchy frolics in the ocean, rinsing off in the freshMoreTake a walk in Waikîkî and awaken your imagination. It’s the early 1800s: Waikîkî is all sand and coconut trees. Three rivers tumble down from the inland mountains, emptying into the ocean. The monarchy frolics in the ocean, rinsing off in the fresh waters of the rivers. Taro fields and duck ponds abound.The last part of the 19th century: It is the end of the monarchy. Princes Kaiulani and poet Robert Louis Stevenson read under banyan trees. The last reigning monarch, Queen Lili‘uokalani, sets up two homes in Waikîkî: Hamohamo, upstream, and Kealohilani on the waterfront.The first half of the 20th century: The earliest major hotels spring up along the beachfront: the Moana Hotel opens in 1901, followed by the Royal Hawaiian in 1927 and the Halekulani in 1931. In the 1920s the Ala Wai Canal is dug out, diverting the three streams, blocking up the rice fields and duck ponds and forever altering the landscape of Waikîkî.Today, the beginning of the 21st century: Waikîkî teems with towering hotels- however, a stroll along the beach and tours through these hotels reveal the vibrant history of a long-gone Hawai‘i. Walk along with Waikîkî: Nine Walks Through Time as the hidden history of Waikîkî is revealed to you!