Saturday, 30 March 2013

Hanga Roa church

Worth visiting during Sunday Mass, the Church of Hanga Roa, located in the streets Te Pito o Te Tu’u Henua and Koihu. Inside are intricate wooden sculptures that illustrate the adaptation of the Rapa Nui to Catholicism.


Tuesday, 19 March 2013

Te Pito Kura

The round stone located to one side of the Te Pito Kura ahu evokes an egg or a sphere. Although not much is known about the function it performed in the past (if it had one), it quickly became a touristic attraction baptized as “the navel of the world” (Te Pito o te Henua). Other four smaller round stones added recently allow esoteric people to sit around them and put their hands together on the great stone in order to feel Easter Island’s Mana. On the other hand, and fundamentally for this reason, this ahu must be visited because there lies the biggest moai ever to be sculpted, transported and lifted. It is 9.84 m high and it is estimated to weigh around 74 tons.