Saturday, June 13, 2009

The Moai's of Kaunakakai

Shadows from concrete pilings along the Kamehameha Highway near the town of Kaunakakai on Molokai. This is all at sea level, so I am inclined to think that the pilings purpose is to act as a buffer should there be a tidal wave. The shoreline is only 1/8th of a mile from this spot. It almost seems like a moot point, but perhaps it does make a difference. These have never been put to the test, thank goodness.

This was taken on a previous trip home. Unfortunately, I will not be going home this summer. : (

But, don't these shadows remind you somewhat of the large stone statues on Easter Island called moais?

Every week, a group of us from around the world post our shadow shots over at Hey Harriet. Entertain your muse by stopping by to see what others have posted!

And, since Tracy was too under the weather to get out and look for bike shadow shots for the World Naked Bike Ride, this one's for you, Tracy! I cannot imagine riding a bike bare butt and naked!

12 comments:

Sylvia K said...

Really interesting shadow shots! So much fun to find them in unexpected places! Happy SSS!

The Summer Kitchen Interiors said...

What lovely shadows those made! They do remind us of the statues on Easter island! Have a nice week!

PJ said...

They look formidable and create such strong shadows. I know the power of water and 1/8th of a mile is very close to the ocean.

Sweet Repose said...

Yes they do look like sacred stones of some sort, guardians all in a row, protectors of the islands.

To bad you won't be going back this summer...sigh...

Hey Harriet said...

Very cool shadow finds. Interesting info about the tidal wave and I'm glad that they haven't been put to the test! Phew! Sorry you'll be missing out on your trip back home this summer. Bummer!

Rosebud Collection said...

What wonderful pictures..You know, I have never been to your island..just Maui/Big Island.
Sorry, you won't get home this summer.
Got side tracked..Very interesting shot and beautiful shadows..
Happy SSS.

prkl, Finland said...

I like the bike shadow shot. Am as keen biker but wouldn't ride nude. No matter how good cause. Happy SSS! :)

Dorte said...

Great post and shadow shots ... I love to bike as well, but I wouldn't do it in the nude either :-)

Linda said...

Love the bike shadows, especiall

Richie's 2ts Inspires said...

WoW again! I love your shots... spec the first one.

Awesome...

smith kaich jones said...

Awww, so sorry you don't get to go home this summer. The shadow shots are very cool however, and I love the pilings shadows, but really, I agree - I hope they're never put to the test.

:) Debi

Catherine said...

a couple of great shots...good job!!

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