0 Likes

Inside Rano Raraku : The Moai Quarry
Rapa Nui - Easter Island

Don't forget to enjoy this fabulous place !!

Rano Raraku was the quarry wich supplied the stone from which about 95% of the island's known Moai were carved.

Copyright: Gregory panayotou
Type: Spherical
Resolution: 11608x5804
Uploaded: 30/03/2009
Actualizat: 09/06/2014
Vizualizari:

...


Tags: rano raraku; moai; quarry; crater; volcano; world heritage; rapa nui; easter island; isla de pascua; inside rano raraku
comments powered by Disqus

Gregory Panayotou
Inside Rano Raraku : The Open Air Museum
Gregory Panayotou
Inside Rano Raraku : Moai Land
Gregory Panayotou
Rano Raraku : On The Edge Of The Cratere
Gregory Panayotou
Inside Rano Raraku : Approaching Moai Land
Gregory Panayotou
Rano Raraku (External Slope 10 of 13)
Gregory Panayotou
Rano Raraku Path
Gregory Panayotou
Rano Raraku (External Slope 12 of 13)
Gregory Panayotou
Rano Raraku (External Slope 02 of 13)
Gregory Panayotou
Rano Raraku (External Slope 01 of 13)
Gregory Panayotou
Rano Raraku (External Slope 09 of 13)
Gregory Panayotou
Rano Raraku (External Slope 13 of 13)
Gregory Panayotou
Rano Raraku Hdr under the rain !
Marek Koszorek
Dunas De Maspalomas
Willy Kaemena
SUBTE Linea A - 2011
jan dolk
Hairdresser in el nido
Carsten Arenz
Toledo - Calle Cardenal Cisneros
Arroz Marisco
The Twin Lakes of Pumacocha Lake
Kurt Van Ness
Dos Lagos Bamboo Bridge - 3
John Roberts
White Rock Overlook, New Mexico, USA
Martin Broomfield
Union Building, Pretoria
John Gore
Death Valley after Bush Fires near Kuruman
Stefano Gelli
Uscita Torre Grossa - San Gimignano
Julien Mordret
INDONESIA - Raja Ampat Islands - Sailing at Pulau Pef
Sergey Kalinin
winter crossing, the River Pechora
Gregory Panayotou
Inside Rano Raraku : Moai Land
Gregory Panayotou
Heidy & Pierre Lesage : Kap Equipment ShowCase at Marae Arahurahu
Gregory Panayotou
Las Vegas Corner : Flamingo Road & Las Vegas blvd
Gregory Panayotou
The Tree & The Sunset
Gregory Panayotou
OverWater Bungalow #506 Private Deck
Gregory Panayotou
Toulouse : Place Saint-Etienne
Gregory Panayotou
Inside Rano Raraku : Approaching Moai Land
Gregory Panayotou
Lonely Moai (recto)
Gregory Panayotou
Tanna, Vanuatu : Waterfall in the Jungle
Gregory Panayotou
Halfway Water : Between the OverWater bungalows
Gregory Panayotou
Las Vegas by Night : View on Las Vegas Blvd, from Caesars Palace garden
Gregory Panayotou
Ovahe Beach
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.