Ahu Akivi is unique in that it is the only ahu on Easter Island where the moai face the ocean.
It was restored in 1960 by a Chilean archaeologist. The moai (like all moai) overlook what used to be the site of a village.
The site has astronomical significance, as at the equinoxes, the seven statues look directly at the setting sun.
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danyy (0) 2006-09-23 14:33
on nous montre trop peu souvent ces statues qui pourtant figurent parmis les merveilles du monde.
Peut-^tre que les photographier de l'autre côté aurait provoqué de meilleures lumières, moins d'ombres et de contre jour.
Un document interessant.
Have a great week-end.
celinaconroy (717) 2006-09-23 15:05
I have always know this amazing UNESCO World Heritage site as Rapa Nui. No matter...I really like the graduating size of the moai in your depiction of these monuments. I think a tighter cropping at the bottom may have added a bit more dynamism to the overall image. A great photo all the same with clarity and colour.
ribeiroantonio (22637) 2006-09-23 19:00
It is a unique experience to visit Easter Island. I have been there last year in November and I loved it. Easter Island is an amazing place which looks lost in time. I could not imagine to stay in a hotel just across the airport/runway and not hear another single aircraft noise before the departure day. It is so peaceful. I have yet to post a picture of the island, but I will go back to my hard drive and I will find one. Well done and thanks for this beautiful shot. Well done.
jb06 (150) 2006-10-11 11:38
This is one place I'd like to visit! Great photo, awesome POV. I'm deffinitely adding this photo to my favorites.
- Copyright: Ian Sewell (IanSewell) (579)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2006-07-18
- Categories: Ceremony, Architecture, Ruins
- Exposure: f/7.1, 1/200 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2006-09-23 14:06
- Favorites: 1 [view]