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Halawa Church

You may recognize the title of today’s post as the opening line of the poem “Mending Wall” by one of my favorite poets, Robert Frost.  Although Frost talked about a wall along a property line in New England that was damaged by ground frost and hunters, there are certainly other forces at work on this old church wall in the Halawa Valley.

After the church burned, the humidity and the foliage have been disintegrating the remaining cement and stone walls slowly but steadily.  I love how you can see the way the round lava rocks were used to construct the walls.

In a few more years, hard to say how many, there will be nothing left of this building except piles of lava rock scattered on the floor of the jungle.


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