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Amau building in downtown Apia, Samoa
Polynesia
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Uploaded: 25/04/2014
Updated: 28/04/2014
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Apia's clock tower commemorating Samoan boys lost in WWI
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Apia's clock tower at dusk
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Downtown Apia, Samoa
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Clocktower roundabout in Apia, Samoa
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In front of the government building in Apia, Samoa
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Waterfront walk in Apia
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The seawall in Apia overlooking the harbor
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Apia harbor in front of the New Zealand High Commission
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A small waterfront park in Apia, Samoa
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Apia harbor
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Going fishing
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The cascade at grimsel lake
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Ancient cemetery among vineyards, infrared panorama
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Gare de Guillemins
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Grimsel Alpine Power Dam
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Winter christening on the river
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An enormous storm (tornado) destroyed the sunflower
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Beautiful Sunset Cedars Lebanon
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Main market hall in Morondava
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Zayed Mosque - Abu Dhabi
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Suva sunset skyline
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Daku village mangroves
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The seawall in Apia overlooking the harbor
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Under the tree at the bungalows in West Tanna
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Bauerfield international airport
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Milkfish ponds - Bonriki, Kiribati
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Dusk on Namo lagoon in Funafuti
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Sunrise at the WWII Guadalcanal American Memorial.
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Bonriki International Airport - Tarawa, Kiribati
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Suva sunset
More About Polynesia

Forever has always existed.In the mythology of Oceanic peoples, it's been there along with Darkness and the Sea.The Earth came from the efforts of Old Spider, who soared over the endless sea and found a giant clam. She opened it and crawled inside, finding a snail there to share the space with her. She set the snail in the west and made it into the Moon to shed some light into the darkness. Together they raised up the top of the clam shell to make the sky, pushing it until it was wide open.Then they pushed the bottom half of the clam shell in the other direction to make the ground. The earth was called Papa and the sky Ranga. These are the two first beings who created all the flowers, plants, trees and animals on the islands, and fish in the sea.They celebrated all their open space by making as many beautiful creatures as they could imagine, but they still remained separated by the work of the original Old Spider. Each night, Ranga weeps for his beloved Papa earth, and this is where the morning dew comes from.Polynesia means "many islands" and when you see these pictures, you will want to visit all of them. To make it simple, the islands sit in a triangle described by connecting Hawaii, New Zealand and Easter Island.There are over a thousand of these islands of surfer's paradise in the central and south Pacific Ocean. It's stunning. Look at the color of the water here! And the sunset... these speak for themselves. Could you be happy in this little house? How about some reef diving inside a lagoon?Put this one in full screen and don't come back. Love, 360.Text by Steve Smith.