0 Likes

Arriving at Baja Point
Rapa Nui - Easter Island
Copyright: Gregory panayotou
Type: Spherical
Resolution: 11660x5830
Загружена: 07/03/2009
Обновлено: 09/06/2014
Просмотров:

...


Tags: stone; skull; skeleton; bones and dust; ocean; lava; rapa nui; point baja; wave
comments powered by Disqus

Gregory Panayotou
Baja Point, down the lava
Gregory Panayotou
Baja Point
Gregory Panayotou
Hanga Te'E Far (away !)
Gregory Panayotou
Hanga Te'E Moais
Gregory Panayotou
Hanga Te'E Moai Hats
Gregory Panayotou
Hanga Te'E (On the road again !)
Gregory Panayotou
Hanga Te'E Moai Alone
Gregory Panayotou
Ahu Tarakiu with a little Moai
Gregory Panayotou
Ahu Tarakiu Virgin
Gregory Panayotou
Akahanga Moai alone recto
Gregory Panayotou
Akahanga Moai Alone Verso
Gregory Panayotou
Ahu Akahanga
Tina Gauer & Oli Burle - www.360tourist.net
Raja Ampat Lagoon
Jan Koehn
Reykjadalur - hot stream
Heiner Straesser - derPanoramafotograf.com
Üzümlü Kilise, Cappadocia, Turkey
jan dolk
Matinloc shrine on matinloc island
Luis Erantzcani
Arco de Cabo San Lucas (Lands End)
bibouroku tabito
Plum garden of Tatsuo Shrine 1   (Kakegawa City)
Augusto Ilian
Charco Chorro de Plata
Calvin K McDonald
Slot Canyon, Cathedral Gorge State Park, Nevada, USA
Sandor Boros
Seikh Zayed Mosque
Mohamed Attef
Hiesa Island
jacky cheng
Shanghai Lujiazui -4Panorama-2013
Andre de Molenaar
Red Slave Underwater
Gregory Panayotou
Inside a Burnt Car
Gregory Panayotou
Ahu One Makihi
Gregory Panayotou
Welcome To Rano Raraku
Gregory Panayotou
Room #365 Lagon SDB
Gregory Panayotou
Champagne Beach 01
Gregory Panayotou
Las Vegas by Night : The Girl In The Hotel
Gregory Panayotou
Between Oster Island And Chevres Beach
Gregory Panayotou
Diamond Villa Private Deck
Gregory Panayotou
Hanga Hahave Front
Gregory Panayotou
Rano Raraku (External Slope 04 of 13)
Gregory Panayotou
Hanga Hahave Back
Gregory Panayotou
OverWater Bungalow Deck
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.