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Pu'uhonua o Honaunau

A Furious Journey of Life or Death was Determined by the Gods
Imagine you had just broken the sacred laws, the Kapu, and the only punishment was death. Your only chance of survival is to elude your pursuers and reach the Pu'uhonua, a place of refuge. The Pu'uhonua protected the kapu breaker, civilians during the time of war and the defeated warriors. No harm could come to those who reached the boundaries of the place of refuge.
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  • Uploaded on December 3, 2012
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    by Ian Merritt
    • Camera: OLYMPUS IMAGING CORP. E-510
    • Taken on 2012/11/20 18:16:18
    • Exposure: 0.005s (1/200)
    • Focal Length: 25.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/5.600
    • ISO Speed: ISO100
    • Exposure Bias: -0.30 EV
    • No flash