Thursday, May 27, 2010
Chile - Rapa Nui National Park (1)
RAPA NUI - ISLA DE PASCUA - CHILE
Recently restored, this ahu impresses the visitor with its great splendour and dimensions. Some of its Moais reach almost a hundred tons in weight, and the platform itself measures close to 150 metres.
Sent by my great friend Hernán from Santiago in Chile.
Rapa Nui contains one of the most remarkable cultural phenomena in the world. An artistic and architectural tradition of great power and imagination was developed by a society completely isolated from external cultural influences of any kind for over a millennium. The substantial remains of this culture blend with their natural surroundings to create an unparalleled cultural landscape.