Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Painted Church in Hawaii

The Painted Church, in Captain Cook, Hawaii is a must stop.  

The Painted Church Exterior (c) Travel Gravy 2012
The Painted Church Exterior 2012

Built in 1898 and painted from 1899 to around 1904 by is definitely worthy of a trip.  Our favorite part was the painting of the arches.  The church is an easy drive on one of my favorite streets simply called Painted Church Road.    Photos are from our visit on June 12, 2012.
Painted Church Ceiling (c) Travel Gravy 2012
Ceiling over the choir loft.
Painted Church Ceiling, Hawaii (c) Travel Gravy 2012
Our favorite painting was above the alter area.
Tips:  
  • If you go, read the history on their website, so you can spend your time looking at the paintings while you're there.  Read the history of the Painted Church and get directions here.  
  • It is open for viewing during the day.  
  • You'll want to take cash or check for a donation while you're there, but it isn't required.
  • According to the website, there is a small museum of Hawaiiana at the rear of the Parish Hall across the parking lot, and two cemeteries at the far side of the church worth a visit. 

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