How old is LanaiSo how old is Lanai?
for Grant Kaye. From the age of 36, the Oahu-born filmmaker lived on the Oahu for only four whole nights - from the day after he was born until his Mum and Dad, Robin and Sally, left for Pennsylvania when Kaye was about to go to college.
Kaye now lives near Lake Tahoe and comes back several days a year to see his folks who retired a decade ago, in the house they purchased a long time ago, from which they left, but always stayed on Lanai. However, in the end Kaye could not find a home anywhere else in the whole wide globe, the summers he went on holiday on Lanai from primary to secondary education - days in which he again shared with some of his boyfriends, his enlarged adoptedhana ( "Hanai Ohana") and the Isle itself.
At Lanai, the Pennsylvania child would spend spear fishing, camp, beach and reconnaissance with his sommer friends in the day and night. Led and brought up by uncle Albert Morita, a wildlife keeper who had grown up on Lanai, Kaye found the sparsely inhabited, largely unexplored 140 square kilometer large Iceland an unexplored land, which was ready for research.
Throughout the summer, Kaye also bargained a windows on Lanai changes that are subtile and blatant, from the 1992 closure of the island's 70-year-old Castle & Cooke/Dole Food Co. business to its turn toward a tourism-based business at the hands of California multimillionaire David Murdock. Murdock's acquisition of Castle & Cooke in 1985 brought him 98% of the Lanai countries, which he finally divested to another multibillionaire, co-founder and chair Larry Ellison, in 2012.
Since then, Ellison has talked about his intention to develop his acquisition into a super-luxurious tourist attraction while maintaining much of Lanai's present scenery and way of life and creating a self-sufficient eco-sustaining fellowship for the twenty-first Century. Intelligence reports have recorded upbeat Ellison ventures, such as the renovation of the island's heritage spots and an extensive communal spa in Lanai City, as well as the disputed design of a third major seaside health resorts on the pristine northeastern Lanai coastline, among others.
In November 2013 and February 2014 Kaye began to photograph the Lanai scenery with clear eyes and a very private missions. From the Lanaihale summit, we have a great panoramic look onto the Munro Trail. Remains of a school building and chapel, built in 1846, above Lanai City.