Monday, October 1, 2012

Doris Duke's Shangri-La

One of my favorite places on the island of Oahu is Shangri-La, an oceanfront mansion built by the late heiress Doris Duke.  The property is now a museum, but can be visited only by reservation through the Honolulu Art Museum. They also hold events and receptions there occasionally, and I was lucky to get to visit at the night time. There is no photography allowed in the house. The pictures below were taken on the grounds during my last visit, when I accompanied some friends doing the "tourist thing".

To learn more about this fabulous property, check out the Shangri-La website.

1 comment:

  1. What an interesting blog, introduced by a thought-provoking photo. The unusual wall painting of the dwellings is also a strangely modern interpretation. Something like this hieroglyphic view of a park by Swiss painter Paul Klee,
    The image can be seen at who can supply you with a canvas print of it.