0 Likes

Ahu Tongariki (So Far Away)
Rapa Nui - Easter Island

Ahu Tongariki is the largest Ahu on Easter Island. Its Moai were toppled during the island's civil wars and in the twentieth century the Ahu was swept inland by a tidal wave. It has since been restored and has 15 Moai including an 86 tonne moai that was the heaviest ever erected on the island. Ahu Tongariki is close to Rano Raraku and Poike in the Rapa Nui National Park.

Wikipedia

Copyright: Gregory panayotou
Type: Spherical
Resolution: 13258x6629
Uploaded: 13/03/2009
Updated: 09/06/2014
Views:

...


Tags: ahu tongariki; moai; moais; rapa nui; easter island
comments powered by Disqus

Gregory Panayotou
Ahu Tongariki (Again)
Gregory Panayotou
Ahu Tongariki Moai (Front Left)
Gregory Panayotou
Another Day At Tongariki (Front Center)
luis davilla
ahu tongariki in easter island
Gregory Panayotou
Ahu Tongariki (Middle Front)
luis davilla
ahu tongariki in easter island
luis davilla
ahu tongariki in easter island
luis davilla
Ahu Tongariki in Easter Island
Gregory Panayotou
Another Day At Tongariki (View from back)
Gregory Panayotou
Another Day At Ahu Tongariki (Wiew from Front Right)
Gregory Panayotou
Another Day At Tongariki (The Lonely Moai)
Gregory Panayotou
Ahu Tongariki (Fallen Moai)
Federico Infanti
Jesolo - Vista sul Faro
bryant a gilbert
The Blue Water Bridge, Port Huron Michigan to Sarnia Ontario
Rolf Ris
Giger bar - Gruyeres
Uwe Bücher
The more leaning tower
Tibor Illes
Greek Folklor Dancing Group of Egion - XI. Rose Festival
Mark Schuster
Frank Whittle the inventor of the Turbo-Jet - Coventry
Kyrre Andersen
Midsummer Eve bonfire
Julian
Pavlov House
Jeffrey Martin
Machovo Jezero - Gigapixel
Jann Lipka
time ball tower Södermalm Stockholm
Paul Palmer
Venice 53rd Art Biennale - Japan exhibit
Noel Jenkins
Robot milking parlour at Orway Farm, Devon
Gregory Panayotou
Diamond Villa BathRoom
Gregory Panayotou
Chapelle Beach
Gregory Panayotou
Mendut Temple : Under Renovation
Gregory Panayotou
Tahai Hanga Kio E Ahu Vai Uri at Sunset
Gregory Panayotou
Umabian Taman Sari Fields
Gregory Panayotou
Market !
Gregory Panayotou
Walking In The Bush Over Camp Brun
Gregory Panayotou
Lonely Moai (recto)
Gregory Panayotou
Ahu Tongariki Moai (Front Left)
Gregory Panayotou
Denpasar : Le Musée Bali
Gregory Panayotou
Deep Nature Spa Tahiti : The Blue Room
Gregory Panayotou
Hugon Sunset
More About Rapa Nui - Easter Island

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.