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Chile
Atacama Desert
Humberstone
 The former theatre was a magnificent building.
Chile
Atacama Desert
Humberstone
 Side entrance to the theatre.
Chile
Atacama Desert
Humberstone
 Interior of the theatre.
Chile
Atacama Desert
Humberstone
 Former market building.
Chile
Atacama Desert
Humberstone
 Former ice cream parlour.
Chile
Atacama Desert
Humberstone
 Former church.
Chile
Atacama Desert
Humberstone
 The former church from the side.
Chile
Atacama Desert
Humberstone
 Entrance to the former swimming pool.
Chile
Atacama Desert
Humberstone
 The inside of the swimming pool.
Chile
Atacama Desert
Humberstone
 The swimming pool is made from a ship's hull.
Chile
Atacama Desert
Humberstone
 Industrial area.
Chile
Atacama Desert
Humberstone
 Humberstone is former nitrate town.
Chile
Atacama Desert
Humberstone
 Humberstone was abandoned.
Chile
Arica
 German railway engine from 1924.
Chile
Zapahuira
Copaquilla Fort
 Copaquilla Fort overlooks a steep canyon.
Chile
Zapahuira
Copaquilla Fort
 The fort is next to a high cliff.
Chile
Zapahuira
Copaquilla Fort
 The 12th century fort was built by the Aymara.
Chile
Zapahuira
Copaquilla Fort
 Stone walls.
Chile
Zapahuira
Copaquilla Fort
 Stone wall and a cliff.
Chile
Zapahuira
Copaquilla Fort
 View from the fort.
Chile
Zapahuira
Zapahuira Tambo
 Zapahuira Tambo is an Inca inn dating from the 15rh century.
Chile
Lauca National Park
Parinacota
 The village church dates from 1789.
Chile
Easter Island
Orongo
 Orongo is on the tip of the volcanic crater, Rano Kao.
Chile
Easter Island
Orongo
 Orongo is an ancient ceremonial site.
Chile
Easter Island
Orongo
 A wall made from flat rocks.
Chile
Easter Island
Orongo
 The site overlooks the sea.
Chile
Easter Island
Orongo
 The remains of subterranean houses.
Chile
Easter Island
Orongo
 The site was used for birdmen cermonies.
Chile
Easter Island
Orongo
 The site was active until the 1860s.
Chile
Easter Island
Orongo
 Most of the exposed rocks are carved with images.
Chile
Easter Island
Orongo
 Carvings of a bird man clutching eggs.
Chile
Easter Island
Orongo
 Carving of bird men.
Chile
Easter Island
Orongo
 Bird men carvings.
Chile
Easter Island
Orongo
 View out to sea from Orongo.
Chile
Easter Island
Ahu Akivi
 Ahu Akivi is in the hilly centre of the island.
Chile
Easter Island
Ahu Akivi
 Easter Island is famous for its large stone statues called moai.
Chile
Easter Island
Ahu Akivi
 Ahu were originally altars then bases for moai (stone statues) then burial mounds.
Chile
Easter Island
Ahu Akivi
 No two moai are identical.
Chile
Easter Island
Ahu Akivi
 The moai are made from hard volcanic rock.
Chile
Easter Island
 Ahu Vai Uri supports five moai of different sizes.
Chile
Easter Island
 Ahu Tahai is set by a pasture.
Chile
Easter Island
Ahu Ko Te Riku
 Ahu Ko Te Riku has a moai which wears a hat.
Chile
Easter Island
Ahu Ko Te Riku
 The moai has painted eyes. The red hat is called a topknot.
Chile
Easter Island
 An incomplete moai abandoned in a field.
Chile
Easter Island
 Moai (statues) sit on ahu (mounds) and are found all over the island.
Chile
Easter Island
 Ahu Akapu.
Chile
Easter Island
Ahu Vinapu
 Ahu Vinapu is a ruined site.
Chile
Easter Island
Ahu Vinapu
 The site is inland on a hill.
Chile
Easter Island
Ahu Vinapu
 Fallen moai.
Chile
Easter Island
Ahu Vinapu
 Half buried moai next to a wall.
Chile
Easter Island
Ahu Vinapu
 Moai face in the ground.
Chile
Easter Island
Ahu Vinapu
 Inca-like stone wall.
Chile
Easter Island
Ahu Vinapu
 Figure with influence from the San Agustin culture in Colombia.
Chile
Easter Island
 Many ahu (mounds) and moai (statues) are scattered along the South coast.
Chile
Easter Island
 Toppled moai.
Chile
Easter Island
Ahu Vaihu
 The site of Ahu Vaihu.
Chile
Easter Island
Ahu Vaihu
 Ahu Vaihu has eight fallen moai caused by civil wars on the island.
Chile
Easter Island
Ahu Vaihu
 Topknots are the red hats worn by some moai.
Chile
Easter Island
Ahu Vaihu
 The moai are made of basalt.
Chile
Easter Island
Ahu Vaihu
 Bones beneith an ahu.
Chile
Easter Island
Ahu Vaihu
 View along the coast at Ahu Vaihu.
Chile
Easter Island
Akhanga
 Akhanga is a site with fallen moai.
Chile
Easter Island
Akhanga
 Moai falling into the sea.
Chile
Easter Island
Akhanga
 Moai lie broken on the lava.
Chile
Easter Island
 Moai on the ground abandoned while being moved.
Chile
Easter Island
 An abandoned moai.
Chile
Easter Island
Rano Raraku
 Rano Raraku is a volcanic crater.
Chile
Easter Island
Rano Raraku
 The crater is the quarry for the hard basalt used to carve moai.
Chile
Easter Island
Rano Raraku
 Fifty moai in all stages of development are scattered around the crater.
Chile
Easter Island
Rano Raraku
 Moai in Rano Raraku Crater.
Chile
Easter Island
Rano Raraku
 Half buried moai.
Chile
Easter Island
Rano Raraku
 Three of the unfinished moai in the crater.
Chile
Easter Island
Rano Raraku
 Two half buried moai.
Chile
Easter Island
Rano Raraku
 View from the Rano Raraku crater.
Chile
Easter Island
Rano Raraku
 An unfinished moai, typical of Rapa Nui (Easter Island).
Chile
Easter Island
Rano Raraku
 Unfinished moai.
Chile
Easter Island
Rano Raraku
 This crater is called the nursary.
Chile
Easter Island
Rano Raraku
 The slopes of the crater.
Chile
Easter Island
Rano Raraku
 Half buried moai at an angle.
Chile
Easter Island
Rano Raraku
 The landscape around the crater.
Chile
Easter Island
Rano Raraku
 Fifty moai in all stages of development are scattered on the outer slopes of the crater.
Chile
Easter Island
Rano Raraku
 The steep slopes of the crater.
Chile
Easter Island
Rano Raraku
 A moai in its original location.
Chile
Easter Island
Rano Raraku
 The inner slopes of the crater are lined with 80 moai.
Chile
Easter Island
Rano Raraku
 Each moai has a unique face.
Chile
Easter Island
Rano Raraku
 It has been estimated that over 600 moai have been extracted from this site.
Chile
Easter Island
Rano Raraku
 Twin moai.
Chile
Easter Island
Rano Raraku
 Unique faced moai.
Chile
Easter Island
Rano Raraku
 Moai by the crater lake.
Chile
Easter Island
Tongariki
 View of Ahu Tongariki by the sea.
Chile
Easter Island
Tongariki
 This ahu is the largest ever built with eight moai.
Chile
Easter Island
Tongariki
 The moai face away from te sea.
Chile
Easter Island
Tongariki
 The moai are the most famous feature of Easter Island.
Chile
Easter Island
Tongariki
 Two half buried moai.
Chile
Easter Island
 Ahu Te Pito Te Kura has the largest moai ever errceted (10m long).
Chile
Easter Island
Ahu Ature
 A line of Moai at Ahu Ature.
Chile
Easter Island
Ahu Ature
 The site was restored using traditional methods over 18 days.
Chile
Easter Island
Ahu Ature
 The moai are topped by red hats called topknots.
Chile
Easter Island
Ahu Ature
 View of the moai.
Chile
Easter Island
Ahu Ature
 Detail of a moai head with a red topknot.

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