Rapa Nui – Between 1979 & 1989
“Fred”, as he is known by his friends on the Island, related that he read about Easter Island in a book at school. Then, years later during a trip to the islands of the Pacific, he decided to swing by South America and fulfill his dream of visiting Rapa Nui. “We wanted to learn about the moai, to think on how they could have been moved from Rano Raraku to the coast. We wanted to know their story. For us, it was an adventure and the best thing that we have ever done in our lives.”
Tongariki, después del terremoto de 1960
after the 1960 earthquake
Moai Tautiri, Moai antes de su restauración
Moai before its restoration
Los domingos en la iglesia
Sundays at church
The big upheaval in tourism came in 1994 with the filming of the movie “Rapa Nui”, which was produced by Kevin Kostner. In Fred’s opinion, one of the major problems facing the Island at this time is the high number of vehicles. Acoustic pollution is also similar to the much larger city of Papeete in Tahiti. “Additionally, there are many tourists who come with no interest in the history or the culture, but only want the beach. We think that Rapa Nui should be promoted as an historical and cultural destination.”
Leopoldo Rapu &
Juan Perouse Icka
Correos y Telégrafo
Post and Telegraph
Calle Atamu tekena sin pavimento
Atamu tekena street without pavement
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