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Kukaniloko | by art y fotos
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Kūkaniloko Birthstones, Waialua District, O‘ahu.


Situated beneath a small stand of trees, Kūkaniloko Birthstones is one of the most significant cultural sites on O‘ahu. It is the birth place of Hawaiian ali‘i (royalty), dating possibly as far back as A.D. 1100.


It is also thought that the stones at Kūkaniloko may have an astronomical connection. It has been noted that from Kūkaniloko, the setting sun sets at specific points along the Wai‘anae Mountain Range during the calendar year.


For more information, see the Division of State Parks' brochure (pdf).


This image is from my Other Sacred Places Flickr set.


Pinholga camera, and Kodak Portra 160NC film. Exposure: f/215 and 4 seconds.


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Taken on September 12, 2008