Thursday, March 28, 2013

Fact of the Day: American Palace

The Iolani Palace was the official home of the Hawaiian monarchy until 1893 when the last queen of Hawaii abdicated the throne. It now serves as a museum, but it also counts as the only royal place in the United States of America. 

23 comments:

  1. We have a royal palace? News to me

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  2. That's an interesting bit of info. Nice building for a museum!

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  3. they should bring back the monarchy!

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    1. a little too late for that.

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    2. Not at all, Adam. Native Americans/First People have recognized nations and sovereign land. The Hawaiians CERTAINLY deserve no less. See my comment below :)

      This is still being pursued in international law!

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  4. This will be a place to visit when I finally visit Hawaii someday!

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  6. What a gorgeous building. If I ever make it to Hawaii, I am definitely putting it on my to see list!

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  7. I bet 'King of Hawaii' would be a pretty sweet gig.

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    1. Very challenging negotiating your people's survival in a colonial age, a fight they lost at gunpoint. It was a TOUGH gig actually.

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  8. well it would be great to live in that haha

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  9. That's interesting! Never thought that there would be a royal palace in the US.

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  10. Such a lovely post.

    Many many kisses,

    Nicole

    www.nicoleta.me

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  11. Waw, I am surprised you find this architecture on Hawaii.

    Greetings,
    Filip

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  12. Something they pretty much leave out in American History! Thanks for the reminder!

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  13. Abdicate? HA! Locally born American businessmen forced her out at the gun point of marines off the US Boston. The Hawaiian people were dispossessed of an internationally recognized sovereignty and are still seeking justice. I love seeing the palace. It is a tie with our history and our future. IMUA!

    ALOHA from Honolulu
    Comfort Spiral
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  14. There is a lot of bitterness and sadness in the injustice of this part of Hawaiian history. The Hawaiian people were truly wronged here as was Queen Liliuokalani.

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