So this week's photo blog theme was the letter Q. Which is difficult when the Hawaiian alphabet only has 14 letters, and you guest it, Q is not only of them. The only thing I could think of was Queen Emma. There are a few streets and places here named after her. So I decided that I would go to her Summer Palace that I've passed several times on the Pali Highway.
I arrived right as they were opening at 9am. It is not what you would think of a royal home. It is very modest, comprised of only six rooms! There really isn't even a lot of things in the house. There is beautiful Hawaiian furniture made of Koa. I'm sorry, but inside photography is not allowed so I do not have images of the inside.
I did get to take some pictures in the gardens and has many of the native plants. There are these wonderful trees. It really is a beautiful home and is located in an odd area. It almost looks like it is displaced.
Bird of Paradise.
I love the texture of these palms.
Now my disapoint with the house. Can you believe that don't sell a ton of Queen Emma souvenirs? I was really looking forward to a key chain or magnet or something! Oh well!