one of the moai, his red pukao just visible behind the other trunk
the southern coast line
shattered remains of the platform with in the background the Rano Kau volcano
the moai upfront is much more weathered, hence older than the one behind
The Ahu One Makihi
site is located just south of the Rano Raraku volcano, the main quarry for most of the moais.
case the statues had only to "walk" a shortl distance to reach their final destination platform.
The Ahu has large red slabs,
retrieved from the Puna Pau quarry where also the red headdress called pukao was mined.
Contrary to most of the other sites here
the toppled yellowish statues lay face up, so you can inspect close-up the intricate carving and the large empty eye sockets.
a rain shower some of the sockets fill up with water, providing an unreal sight when the sunlight is reflecting in it.
statues have a broken neck, the weak spot of a moai.
the guide parks in front of the Rano Raraku volcano
you can see the moais still at the quarry
watch the pronounced nose and the folded hands
these eye-sockets fill with water after a rainshower