Friday, September 21, 2007

Rapa Nui / Easter Island video


Known locally as Rapa Nui. An island of Chile in the southern Pacific Ocean about 3,701 km (2,300 mi) west of the mainland. Discovered by Dutch explorers on Easter Day, 1722, the island is famous for its hieroglyphic tablets and colossal heads carved from volcanic rock. The ancient remains, of unknown origin, have inspired many legends and theories.
Watch this video if you want to experience the approach by airplane to runway 10 in Easter Island. Click on the labels below this blog entry to read more about virtual island hopping, Easter Island and the Create Your Own Moai Competition!

6 comments:

Mike said...

This is great.
Sadly I have not been able to contact anyone from the island. There seems to be a Roman Catholic church there.

Art said...

I've always been fascinated by Easter Island. Thanks Paul.

Katrín said...

Hey, Thanx for the comment :) I have had one other person tell me the video doesn't play. It should start playing automatically, but if it doesn't it should work if you just click on the play button... It's a really good song. Here's the link to it, that should work:

Click here!

Just wanted you to hear the song so you could see what I was talking about in the post :)

Paul said...

Hi Katrín!
I know the song (we have the latest cd and dvd from Casting Crowns) and I like their music / lyrics. A while ago I uploaded a clip with the song Stain Glass Masquerade - see my blog post from may 17th, 2007.
I just wanted to let you know that the clip doesn't play on my computer - maybe because I use Windows Vista??
I openend the link - but with the same result...
And how did you include the link in this comment? I always struggle with that!

Carol L. Douglas said...

My wanderlust is itching...

Today is Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement set out in Leviticus and elsewhere. Traditionally this marks the day Moses received the second set of the Ten Commandments and marks the point at which the Israelites were exonerated for making the Golden Calf (hence the “Atonement”).

I’ve always been curious as to why Christians don’t note this observance. I’m sure it has something to do with the idea that we are “free of the Law” (which is in itself somewhat suspect). I’m not set up to observe it; I have to work today, as does Doug. However, I am going to give some thought today to what I have to atone for.

Paul said...

@ Carol - well, your thoughts inspired me. Please read today's blog entry...