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Kona Coast

Black and White pictures by QT Luong

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The Kona Coast (western part) of the Big Island is its sunny side. Besides the beaches, the Kona Coast is home to most of the island's historical places. In ancient times, commoner's lifes were governed by a complex rules system, called kapu. The penalty for breaking them was usually death, but if the offender could escape its pursuers and make it to the Place of Refuge (Puuhohonua o Honaunau), he could perform certain rituals and all would be forgiven. After erecting massive Puukohola Heiau, the last major Ancient Hawaiian temple, Kamehameha the Great did incur the favor of the war god Kukailimoku as he intended, since he went on to control all the Hawaiian Islands, establishing the Hawaiian Kingdom.

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Aerial view of Kona Coast. Big Island, Hawaii, USA ( black and white) Words made with light rocks against dark lava rocks. Big Island, Hawaii, USA ( black and white) Hardened lava coastline, Kiholo Bay. Big Island, Hawaii, USA ( black and white) Walled stream and Kiholo Bay. Big Island, Hawaii, USA ( black and white) Black sand beach, Kiholo Bay. Big Island, Hawaii, USA ( black and white) Walled stream flowing into Kiholo Bay. Big Island, Hawaii, USA ( black and white) Kiholo Bay. Big Island, Hawaii, USA ( black and white) Rocks with bird in distance, Kiholo Bay. Big Island, Hawaii, USA ( black and white) Volcanic rocks islet, Kiholo Bay. Big Island, Hawaii, USA ( black and white) Clear water in channel, Kiholo Bay. Big Island, Hawaii, USA ( black and white) Kapu sign, Kiholo Bay. Big Island, Hawaii, USA ( black and white) Polynesian idol, Place of Refuge, Puuhonua o Honauau National Historical Park. Big Island, Hawaii, USA ( black and white) Polynesian god statues in Puuhonua o Honauau (Place of Refuge). Big Island, Hawaii, USA ( black and white) Statues of Polynesian gods,  Puuhonua o Honauau (Place of Refuge). Big Island, Hawaii, USA ( black and white) Flowers offered to Polynesian idols, Place of Refuge. Big Island, Hawaii, USA ( black and white) Polynesian idols, Puuhonua o Honauau National Historical Park. Big Island, Hawaii, USA ( black and white) Statues of polynesian idols, Puuhonua o Honauau National Historical Park. Big Island, Hawaii, USA ( black and white) Lapakahi historical park. Big Island, Hawaii, USA ( black and white) Site of submerged Hale o Kapuni Heiau, Puukohola Heiau National Historic Site. Big Island, Hawaii, USA ( black and white) Altar, Puukohola Heiau National Historic Site. Big Island, Hawaii, USA ( black and white) Mailekini Heaiu and Puukohola Heiau, Puukohola Heiau National Historic Site. Big Island, Hawaii, USA ( black and white) Saint Benedict Catholic Church called Painted Church, Captain Cook. Big Island, Hawaii, USA ( black and white) Interior of Saint Benedict Catholic Church called Painted Church. Big Island, Hawaii, USA ( black and white) Inside Saint Benedict Catholic Church (Painted Church), South Kona. Big Island, Hawaii, USA ( black and white) Aloha Theatre at dusk, Kainaliu. Big Island, Hawaii, USA ( black and white)
All the 25 black and white pictures of Kona Coast are on this page