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State Capitol shares lessons in art, culture, history and aloha

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    Richard Rodrigues, state Capitol tours coordinator, in the chamber of the House of Representatives, with the tapestry and kinetic light sculpture behind him.

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    The exterior of the state Capitol.

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    A view of the courtyard with “Aquarius,” the tile mosaic designed by artist Tadashi Sato.

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    The Queen Lili‘uokalani statue on the Iolani Palace side of the building.

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    The Damien statue faces Beretania Street.

After nearly a decade of planning, Hawaii’s territorial and state legislatures moved from Iolani Palace, where they had convened for some 70 years, to the state Capitol building. Gov. John A. Burns wanted the structure of the Capitol to represent Hawaii’s people, history, culture and aloha. Read more

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