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Moai with top hats at Ahu Nau Nau
Ahu Tongariki at sunrise
Rainbows in the waves
Our Rapa Nui guide poses for us in the cave end overlooking the cliffs, as the sun sets
Rano Kau Crater
An example of what the roads look like once you leave town.
From Easter Island Nov 2013
Sector Ana Te Pahu
Ahu Vai Uri, part of the Tahat Archeological complex- the stonework along the waterfront is unbelievable
Tahat Archeological complex - the stonework along the waterfront is unbelievable
Ahu Ko Te Riku - The restored moai eyes, whites would have been carved from coral, and the iris, black obsidian ( black diamond ) found on the island, or from red scoria ( like the hats)
Ahu Tahai in front, and Ahu Vai Uri behind, part of the Tahat Archeological complex
An example of a finished eye, taken thru glass in the museum
Ahu Tongariki from the backside,
Chicken house - hare moa - the island had few if any trees, to offer protection from the crazy, constant wind everything was built from stone, including chicken houses,
Ahu Ko Te Riku - The restored moai eyes, whites would have been carved from coral, and the iris, black obsidian ( black diamond ) found on the island.
Ahu Ko Te Riku - this moai has been restored to include the eyes, which all moai would have had once erected.
The stone foundation from a "boathouse"
Childs face / very big doll head - on the ground at Tahai
This fellow was in the ocean behind a seafood restaurant pulling things out of traps - hows that for fresh?
Stone carving detail, stands at the Museum
The backside view from Ahu Akivi