Thanks to a comment I received from Gracie of Frames and Focus , I am posting a shot from our last trip to Honolulu (as you know I will be heading there again in a few weeks [insert happy dance here]).
King Kamehameha was the main man in Hawaii way back when. He established the Kingdom of Hawaii and preserved Hawaii’s independence under his rule. Kamehameha is remembered for the Kanawai Mamalahoe, the “Law of the Splintered Paddle“, which protects human rights of non-combatants in times of battle. This law has actually come to influence many later humanitarian laws of war.
The statue of Kamehameha I, stands in front of the Aliiolani Hale (home to the Hawaii State Supreme Court) across from Iolani Palace. Sculpted by Thomas Gould in Florence, this 18-foot bronze statue of Kamehameha is one of Oahu’s most photographed landmarks. If you watch Hawaii Five O, each week you will often see this statue during the show, as the Aliiolani Hale is the headquarters for Steve McGarret and the gang.