Easter Island – Rano Raraku

My wife and I recently returned from travels in South America. We ended our trip with a few days in Easter Island, exploring its many sites. This week I thought I’d share some of these sites.

Rano Raraku is the quarry where almost all of the 1,000 moai statues that have been found on Easter Island were sculpted. Dozens of stone heads stand out from the ground and as you look up to the top, there are many holes and figures cut out on the rocky surface of the mountain. Here the moai were carved and then they were taken to the ahu or ceremonial platforms, distributed along the entire coast, to honor the memory of the ancestors.

You can now purchase select prints of mine online:

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