For the interior, exterior and posterior

Monday, July 1, 1996

What are the Seven Wonders of Hawaii?

Let us hear from you

T. Shimazu of Pearl City wants to know - what were the Seven Wonders of the World, either natural or man-made, either ancient or modern?

Well, when you're talking Wonders, you speak Greek. The ancient Greeks devised a list of must-sees around the world (which, in their case, extended only to where Iraq is today). A complete person needed to behold these wonders with their own eyeballs as part of life's education process. These Wonders are generally accepted as:

There you go. But this got us thinking. The Greeks never made it to Hawaii. What would the Seven Wonders of Hawaii be? Diamond Head?

H-3? Iolani Palace? The Bluebird Drive-In in Pearl City?

We'll ask this question for the next month or so, and you guys out there send suggestions to "Wat Dat Wonders" at the address or numbers below. We'll add them up and figure out what the Seven Wonders of Hawaii are. Even if they were looted by English scholars.

By Burl Burlingame, Star-Bulletin

Curious or puzzled about something you've seen, heard, felt or smelled? Drop us a line at WatDat? and we'll find out.

We've all "Made A" at one time or another. Send us your tale and if we print it we'll send you an "I Made A" T-shirt, designed by our graphics boys. Send it to us at:Making A. Please include your phone number or a way to contact you and your T-shirt size.

Send WatDat? questions, Making-A stories or any other story ideas or comments to: Features, Honolulu Star-Bulletin, P.O. Box 3080, Honolulu, HI 96802 or send a fax to 523-8509 or E-mail to Please include your phone number.

Text Site Directory:
[News] [Business] [Features] [Sports] [Editorial] [Community] [Info] [Stylebook] [Feedback]