Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Paniolo Country, Kamuela School House...

This photo is of the front lanai of the old Paniolo Country school house in Kamuela (also called Waimea), this was the first public school in Kamuela, it was recently restored and now houses the Issacs Art Center.
Each of those doors opened into a classroom and each of the classrooms opened to each other by sliding the "walls" back into the structural wall just like shoji screens, very cool. So when all of the screens (actually has a blackboard on one side, not screen/paper or glass as would be normal with a shoji style screen door) are pushed back into the walls you have one immensely long room...perfect for a art gallery! They have some incredibly gorgeous work here and some styles I never have experienced before, a very nice Gallery with knowledgeable and helpful staff...some of the items are of museum quality and age...a great place to mosey around for an hour or so!

6 comments:

Abraham Lincoln said...

The part we see in your photograph looks to be beautifully restored.

TeamSplashi said...

I like that wooden floor, it has great color(bamboo?)
Life is great @ Hilo oh, look how palm trees are close to the building, that is so great.
Truly great place to live.

PaB said...

So colorful, I like it ;)

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Martel said...

a beautiful photograph. I like this place well

This Weekend, I propose on my photo blog on Martel. Before and After.
And amusing, I start with Delfour-Couderc drapery, it was the house of the late arrears Grandparent of Olivier (DP Evry)
(A friend, it is him which me advises to make a blog)
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Aloha said...

Mahalo GE, how kind...
The Lanai floor is made of either Koa or Ohia (Possibly both), these two trees are endemic to Hawaii and are used in many aspects...the Leko (new) Ohia leaves range from mauve to red and are used in leis as are the pompom like flowers that are usually red but can be yellow or salmon too...the Koa is used for anything especially decorative or sacred...surf boards, canoes, paddles, etc...