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Ka Lanakila o Ka Malamalama Church - interior

Keōmuku, Lāna‘i.


Photographed from outside through open window. Entering the church building and stepping on the rotting floor is not recommended. Roof was equally "holy".


We had backtracked on the jeep trail and driven along the northeast coast. After a dusty and bumpy 6 miles we began to see coconut trees, a sign of habitation, and reached the abandoned Ka Lanakila o Ka Mālamalama Church in Keōmuku.


The church, and other remnants hidden in the kiawe, are evidence of a deserted village built around the failed Maunalei Sugar Mill. This is an area I'd like to come back to one day when I have more time (and energy).


Please go here to see my Lāna‘i pinhole set. More to be added in the coming days.


“Le Bambole" - Bamboo Pinhole Camera. Kodak 160 Portra NC. Exposure: f/256 and 5 minutes.

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Uploaded on September 30, 2009