We took a recommendation from some friends to stop at the Painted Church while touring the area south of Kona – glad about that. Its a small church, seemingly innocuous from the exterior but the interior has some unexpected and interesting murals. I loved the injection of Hawaiian objects into Biblical settings. Since we arrived in the late afternoon, the typical late afternoon dark clouds had already formed, making for some dramatic contrast against the white exterior of the church,
If you do decide to pop by here, definitely follow the small path around back to see the cemetery and gardens; the grounds are immaculately maintained and beautiful. Of course, that can be said of almost everything on the Big Island.
Give yourself about 30-45 minutes to see the interior and exterior.