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The Beach Moloka'i (La Playa Moloka'i - La Plage dans Moloka'i)

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Comments (4) on August 3, 2010

Wow, your photos of this island are stunning and powerful. Yet this was a haunted island, where Man displayed severe cruelty. I am in search of "understanding" as to why this island was used as a natural prison for the ill (Lepers). Your photos help me understand. You have been there...can you tell me why Man threw their own kind overboard from ships and their supplies, instead of taking them to shore? Is the island a "natural fortress"? I really would like to know! It would be great if you could tell me about this island. Thank you!!! On behalf of many.

Max B. Martins on August 15, 2010 Molokai' offers the best Hawaiian experience. People still have their dialect, when they speak back to you in English you can find their accent. Their the friendly, the relax, never in rush people. The island is not too turistical, if I may be allowed to express it this way. In other words not many people visit this island. There no traffic lights. Hotel staff plan everything around you, pending my stay with my family, I felt we were the center of the universe. Every one was very nice to us. Exploring the island is just great. Either you form part of the expedition groups of you can plan it on your own. I did try both ways. Many restaurants are original recipes. The only american restaurant I saw in this Island was one Subway. Molokaii' is an island to really enjoy on a horse-ride, on an open jeep drive with your camera ready to take tons and tons of images..... It is simply just a peice of paradise in Earth. on September 17, 2010

Dear Max, thank you for wonderful response, I can clearly see that you loved the island. I would like to write a childrens book about the island, and the poor Lepers. What I don't understand is why the ships could not land on the beach, and forced the Lepers to swim for their lives? Was this necessary or just cruelty. Was the iland filled with fruits, flowers, palm trees, vegetation, etc like the rest of the Hawaiian islands. Or is it different? Where could the Lepers have gone to seek shelter,protection,and warmth? I would like to write a childrens books about "prejudice andd fear of those who are different" in general, it will not mention Molokia. So if you can provide any information, I would greatly appreciate it!!! Your friend, Jutin

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on January 14, 2007
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    by Max B. Martins
    • Camera: Canon DC10
    • Taken on 2006/11/03 17:23:54
    • Exposure: 0.002s (1/500)
    • Focal Length: 4.05mm
    • F/Stop: f/2.800
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash