These pictures were shot with our super zoom camera from the overlook above Kalaupapa. This “leper” colony is the site of great tragedy, dispare and re-spiriting. It is a story of ignorance of the reality of a deadly disease, “Hansen’s Disease”, and the compassion of Father Damian and Mother Marriam, and others, who took away much of the darkness here and brought the light of love, compassion and hard work, to lift the people here into respect and understanding.

To learn more about Kalaupapa, present day and history, go to this link: http://visitmolokai.com/kala.html

Living in Paradise