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:

Unknown said...

We have a royal palace? News to me

Plowing Through Life (Martha) said...

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

Christine said...

interesting!

Dana said...

I love the architecture!

DEZMOND said...

they should bring back the monarchy!

Optimistic Existentialist said...

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

Adam said...

a little too late for that.

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PARTOFSTREET said...

very cool

karolinssss said...

there is beautiful! :)

Anna-Alina said...

beautiful place))

Theresa Mahoney said...

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

A Beer for the Shower said...

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

MEcoy said...

well it would be great to live in that haha

missyblurkit said...

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

Unknown said...

Such a lovely post.

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Selvaggia Capizzi said...

I didn't know this fact!
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Filip and Kristel said...

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

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CraveCute said...

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

Cloudia said...

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!

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Cloudia said...

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!

Cloudia said...

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

Kay said...

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.