Rano Raraku

On the east side of the island is Rano Raraku, a volcanic crater that served as the moai quarry.  Walking around Ranu Raraku there was something eerily magical in the air .  Some of the statues were half carved, still firmly in the rockbed.  Others were sticking out of the ground, waiting to be finished and dragged to their final locations.

I went several times, at sunrise and at sunset.  The colors changed so drastically, from morning to night.  And even as the sun went moved in & out of clouds.

 

Rano Raraku

 

 

Rano Raraku

 

Rano Raraku

 

 

Rano Raraku 

 

Rano Raraku

 

 

Rano Raraku 

 

 

Rano Raraku

 

 

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