0 Likes

Hanga Tetenga
Rapa Nui - Ile de Pâques
Copyright: Gregory panayotou
Type: Spherical
Resolution: 11628x5814
Chargée: 22/03/2009
Mis à jour: 09/06/2014
Affichages ::

...


Tags: moai; ceremonial center; rapa nui; easter island; hanga te tenga; hanga tetenga
comments powered by Disqus

Gregory Panayotou
Hanga Tetenga (Side)
Gregory Panayotou
Broken Moai from Ahu Tetenga
Gregory Panayotou
Ahu Runga Va'E
Gregory Panayotou
Lonely Moai (recto)
Gregory Panayotou
Lonely Moai (verso)
Gregory Panayotou
Ahu One Makihi (Back Again)
Gregory Panayotou
One Makihi (Seen from Back)
Gregory Panayotou
Ahu Ura Uranga Te Mahina
Gregory Panayotou
Ahu Akahanga
Gregory Panayotou
Ahu One Makihi
Gregory Panayotou
Akahanga Moai Alone Verso
Gregory Panayotou
Akahanga Moai alone recto
Maxim Ritus
Ostrog Synagogue
Janne
Noctilucent clouds and a rowing boat
Travel-Sphere.com
Sunset from Pre Rup (Prae Roup, Angkorian Temple) [Cambodia]
Patryk Szarek
Zamek swiny 1
Ricardo Pi
Semi Anechoic Chamber For Electromagnetic Compatibility Testing Emc
Martin Broomfield
Seaweed Shamba (Garden), Matemwe, Zanzibar
Malinnikov Ruslan
Trebinje, Trebišnjica river in Bosnia and Herzegovina
luis davilla
royal hall. royal palace. aranjuez
Kostas Kaltsas
Sunset at Milos Beach, Lefkada
Ricardo Pi
El alma del Ebro - Expo 2008 - Zaragoza
H.J.Weber
Kleines Matterhorn - Rundblick vom Gipfel
Ning Lee
中式展廳(右)
Gregory Panayotou
Intergalactic OverNight (for those who can't sleep)
Gregory Panayotou
Las Vegas by Night : New-York New-York
Gregory Panayotou
OverWater Bungalow #506 Private Deck
Gregory Panayotou
Tiki Bar
Gregory Panayotou
Garden & Lagoon
Gregory Panayotou
Turtle Bay : Araucaria columnaris
Gregory Panayotou
A bridge on the "Route du Grand Sud"
Gregory Panayotou
Hanga Hahave Seaside
Gregory Panayotou
Pura Ponjok Batu - Stone Hindu Temple North Bali
Gregory Panayotou
Deep Ocean Spa : Salle De Soin
Gregory Panayotou
Vanuatu - Tanna Jungle
Gregory Panayotou
Las Vegas by Night : The Golden Lion
More About Rapa Nui - Ile de Pâques

Rapa Nui is the most remote inhabited island on earth. You may recognize this place by its common title "Easter Island". The island pokes out of the ocean with one hundred fifty square miles of area, but this is only the tip of a giant extinct volcano rising ten thousand feet from the ocean floor.Easter Island got its Christian name on Easter Sunday in 1722, the day that Dutch explorer Jacob Roggeveen landed there. He found the natives in a primitive society engaged in constant war with each other, resorting to cannibalism at times of no other food being available. He was followed in 1770 by a Spanish captain who claimed the island for Spain, in 1774 by Captain Cook of England and in 1786 by a French admiral. The general lack of water, wood and food left them equally uninterested in using Easter Island as a place to resupply their ships.The mysteries of Rapa Nui are these -- how did people get here in the first place, how did they MAKE these gigantic statues, and then how a civilization could have degraded from such a cultural and artistic peak, backwards to a state of poverty and starvation?The standard tale of the people on Easter Island is that overpopulation and poor resource management led them to their own extinction. It's commonly used as a warning to the entire globe, telling all humans not to make the same mistakes on a planetary scale.Another version of the story might include the European introduction of smallpox, venereal disease, slavery and oppressive government as a warning to the entire globe, telling all humans not to make the same mistakes on a planetary scale.In any case, take another look at these images and be happy you have such a nice home planet to live on.Text by Steve Smith.