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Orongo, the place of the "Bird Man"

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Orongo, the place of the "Bird Man"

This place was dedicated to the very special ceremony of the "Bird Man". Every year, there was a contest on the island where the men who wanted this title must jump in the sea, swim to the little pointed rock, climb on the top of it, take an egg of a big sacred bird living there, and bring it back to the community. And just behind is the biggest and perfectly round shaped volcano called Orongo. A fascinating place!

vicuna This photo was shot on film. Taken by vicuna with a Lomography Horizon Kompakt (available in our Online Shop) loaded with Kodak Elitechrome EBX film (available in our Online Shop) in Orongo, Chile. These tags describe this photo: sea, nature, island, culture, civilization, wall, construction, house, stones, x-pro, yellow, and green. Date: 2012-01-06. Time: Morning. This photo can also be found in the album Rapa Nui - Orongo #2 [Horizon].

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