The Star of The Sea

The Star of The Sea is an old, wooden Catholic Church that has been physically moved to avoid being disintegrated by lava flows.  The church is in Kalapana which is on the Big Island. I’ve been wanting to shoot the inside for a while and took a little time today to do just that.  A photo of the church being moved is here.  

The original Star of The Sea was built in bamboo by Saint Damien, his 1st Hawaiian ministry.  The fact that the residents took it upon themselves to save the church is wild!
The Star of The Sea Catholic Church at Kalapana,Hawaii copy

About Ron Bailey

Ron Bailey is a photographer living and working in Hawaii, USA. Ron worked as the project photographer for the Tomb Restoration Project at the Colorado Yule Marble Quarry beginning in 2003, and continues to document the ever changing Yule Quarry, amassing the largest photo/video library in the world of the quarry and holds the exclusive rights to shoot the historic property. His images of Western Colorado show the unique nature of this wild west state and now Ron is photographing the sometimes dangerous wildness of the Big Island, Hawaii. With the 2014 tropical storm, several wind storms and the current lava flow, Old Hawaii is in danger of disappearing on the Big Island. Ron intends to document what he can before it is gone forever.

Posted on May 4, 2013, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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