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In my previous upload I have presented Stonehenge, saying that some monuments create quite a mystical mood and even though they seem to be just a pile of rocks there is something unique about them. Quite similar thoughts I guess must be provoked while witnessing Moai, huge monolithic human figures on the Easter Island. Recently when Craig has showed his beautiful pictures from the Easter Island I have made a joke that you don’t have to go that far to see a Moai. Indeed in Middlesbrough, where I live, one can see them too. Marton, part of Middlesbrough, is known for the fact that Captain James Cook was born here. I have already showed you the church in Marton in which he was baptized. The exact place where he was born is now surrounded by one of the most attractive parks in this area, Stewart Park. It so happens that I live quite close so I am a frequent guest there with my daughter. The park hosts Captain Cook Birthplace Museum, which I highly recommend to those who are interested in his life. As he is among the first few people from Western civilization to see a Moai, at the entrance to the museum there is one Moai inspired monument called Marton Moai. Even the play area for children is full of reference to Captain Cook adventures. There is a square with the world map illustrating his travels, there is a fragment of his ship called Endeavour for children to climb. There are further Moai made of wood. One of them is presented in this photo.

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