Sunday, September 25, 2011

Easter Island via London, England

Mr. Hunter always thought that he'd have to trek all the way to Easter Island in order to see and pose with those famous stone figures (moai).  

But we were in London recently and making a quick visit to the British Museum, and who should we encounter but one of the genuine Easter Island statues!  This particular moai is called Hoa Hakananai'a, which, according to the museum, means "stolen or hidden friend."

Hoa Hakanania'a's driver's license photo.

From the side, these guys do have a lot in common!

The room where Hoa Hakananai now lives.

A moment of destiny for Mr. Hunter.

I wonder if one day Mr. Hunter will get to Easter Island...
Certainly he'd feel right at home among all those other carved heads and torsos!
This first taste of true Rapa Nui has been a good start.

Room 24 at the British Museum
London, England
September 2011

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