Tangata Tianipua - The Butcher

Category: Sense of Place


Photo and caption by Marcelo Silva

"Te Pito o Tehe Nua" means the navel of the world. The original name of Easter Island describes, with the poetry of the ancestral languages, the isolated location of Rapa Nui in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. Since his discovery it has become popular by his mysterious stone giants, but also for being the most remote place on earth. This immense natural barrier has muffled the arrival of the progress allowing that the rapanui people preserve his deepest traditions, receiving the modernity through a slow and natural process that create a kind of private world, unique and full of contrasts.

Location: Hanga Roa, Easter Island, Chile


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