January 18, 2013

Day 3 : Easter Island/ Rapa Nui

Rano Raraku Quarry: A Moai being carved.

Rano Raraku Quarry: Carved from the mountain, then stood upright, the Moai began their "walk". Then one day it all just stopped... which is just as bewildering as "why did it all begin"?

Ahu Nau Nau: Moai with "topknots" or Pukao. Like most things on Easter Island/Rapa Nui no one really knew why some had Pukao and some didn't, but MANY had a "theory".

Ahu Tongariki: 15 Moai

Tongariki: Same 15 Moai, but from a distance.

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