Saturday, May 17, 2014

A Japanese girl wearing an old kimono after her grandmother. Handmade from silk with hand printed pattern. Originally, "kimono" was the Japanese word for clothing. But in more recent years, the word has been used to refer specifically to traditional Japanese clothing. Kimonos as we know them today came into being during the Heian period (794-1192).

 

Monday, April 28, 2014

Plaza Dorrego is a square located in the heart of San Telmo, in Buenos Aires, Argentina. In the 19th century, San Telmo was the main residential barrio of the city and Plaza Dorrego was its focal point.
Here you usually find someone dancing tango. On sunday evenings there is a milonga were the locals dance in the square.



 

Saturday, April 26, 2014



 Easter Island, Chile

Until you visit Easter Island, it is difficult to grasp just how remote it is. By some measures, it is the most isolated permanently inhabited place on earth. Driving through the uninhabited countryside you suddenly see  giant stone heads sticking up from the ground. It´s a WAW! Unreal.


 Anakena beach, Easter Island. The moai pictured here was the first to be raised back into place on its ahu in 1955 by islanders using the ancient method.
The only sandy beach on the island.

The large stone statues, or moai, for which Easter Island is famous, were carved in the period 1100–1680 CE In total 887 stone statues, most of them facing the inland with their backs to the sea.



Ahu Tahi near Hanga Roa

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Tongariki

Ahu Tongariki is the largest ahu on Easter Island.

 

All the moai here face sunset during Summer Solstice.

 Rano Raraku

Rano Raraku is a volcanic crater formed of consolidated volcanic ash, or tuff, and located on the lower slopes of Terevaka in the Rapa Nui National Park on Easter Island. It was a quarry for about 500 years until the early eighteenth century, and supplied the stone from which about 95% of the island's known monolithic sculptures (moai) were carved.