Shot this image while touring around the the Big Island. It had been raining off and on as we had several weather shifts during our day long road trip.
Founded as an Anglican mission in 1884 by English families who immigrated here to the sugar cane plantations, St. Augustine’s Church has always been a center of life in Kohala. Today, “the red door church” reflects the lifestyle, ethnic diversity, and religious grounding of this special place. Our parishioners range in age from keiki (children) to 90+ years and have a heritage of Japanese, Chinese, Filipino, Portuguese, Puerto Rican, Korean, Hawaiian and Caucasian ancestry.
You can read more on this sacred space’s history here.
The reflection, sloppy borders and antique toning of this image takes me back to an earlier time.
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