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Polynesien

 

HAWAII | NUKU HIVA | HIVA OA | TAHITI | MOOREA | BORA BORA | TOKELAU | RAROTONGA | SAMOA | TONGA

  • Bora Bora: Marae Aehua-tai with Mount Otemanu in the background | A marae is a sacred place which served both religious and social purposes in Polynesian societies
  • Bora Bora: Paradisical beach
  • Hawaii: Carvings in giant Banyan tree in Lahaina, Maui
  • Hawaii: Pele, Hawaiian goddess of the volcano
  • Hawaii: Pure Kona Coffee
  • Hawaii: Sunset at the coast off Lahaina, Maui
  • Hiva Oa: Grave of French artist Paul Gauguin | Marquesas Islands
  • Hiva Oa: Petroglyph [rock carving] of Tehueto on giant monolithic rock in the Faakua valley | Marquesas Islands
  • Hiva Oa: Solitary tiki statue on a platform in the archeological zone of Taaoa | Marquesas Islands
  • Moorea: Cruise ship MS Europa before the island of Moorea
  • Moorea: Marae Afareaito  | A marae is a sacred place which served both religious and social purposes in Polynesian societies
  • Moorea: View from Belvedere point towards Opunohu Bay on the left and Cook Bay
  • New Zealand: Carved wooden panel in a community house of the Maori at Waitangi
  • Nuku Hiva: Archeological zone of Kamuihei and Tahakia, the largest restored archeological zone in all of Polynesia | Marquesas Islands
  • Nuku Hiva: Platform with tiki statues in the archeological zone of Hikokua | Marquesas Islands
  • Nuku Hiva: Tiki statue in the archeological zone of Paeke | Marquesas Islands
  • Nukunonu | Tokelau: Beautiful beach in the atoll lagoon [1]
  • Nukunonu | Tokelau: Beautiful beach in the atoll lagoon [2]
  • Nukunonu | Tokelau: Hermit crab [1]
  • Nukunonu | Tokelau: Hermit crab [2]
  • Nukunonu | Tokelau: Lush greenery
  • Nukunonu | Tokelau: Playful children on the beach
  • Nukunonu | Tokelau: Smiling boy from Nukunonu, Tokelau
  • Nukunonu | Tokelau: View from village houses to church
  • Nukunonu | Tokelau: Village shop
  • Raiatea: Marae Taputaputea, one of the most important sacred sites of Polynesian culture
  • Raiatea: Platform wall of Marae Taputaputea, one of the most important sacred sites of Polynesian culture
  • Raiatea: Standing monolith of Marae Tauraa | Young chieftains used to become enthroned at this sacred place
  • Raiatea: Tiki Figure at one corner of Marae Taputaputea, one of the most important sacred sites of Polynesian culture
  • Rarotonga: Standing stone on Marae Kainuku | A marae is a sacred place which served both religious and social purposes in Polynesian societies
  • Samoa: Afamatautia Talapusi, General Manager of the Robert Luis Stevenson Museum at Villa Vailima
  • Samoa: Girl at sunday church service in Apia
  • Samoa: Market scene at Apia, Upolu Island
  • Samoa: Priest and parishoners at sunday church service in Apia
  • Samoa: Samoan fire dance
  • Samoa: Traditional Samoan male tattoo
  • Samoa: Traditional female tattoo [malu] | The malu covers the legs from just below the knee to the upper thighs, and is typically finer and delicate in design compared to the equivalent tattoo for males
  • Samoa: Two boys playing omn the coast of Upolu Island in the evening
  • Samoa: Villa Vailima, home of Robert Louis Stevenson in Apia, now a museum
  • Tahiti: Marae Arahuratu | A marae is a sacred place which served both religious and social purposes in Polynesian societies
  • Tahiti: Statue of tiki at Marae Arahuratu
  • Tonga: Archeological zone of Lapaha with pyramidal stone tombs [langi] of ancient Tongan kings
  • Tonga: Megalithic monument Haamonga a Maui [The burden of Maui] near Niutoua, at times called the Stonehenge of the South Pacific
  • Tonga: Royal palace, built in 1867 in Victorian style
  • Tonga: The monolithic standing stone Esi Makafakinanga near Niutoua | Sacred site and supposedly the backrest of the Tongan king Tuitatui [12th century]

Alle Bilder: © Elmar R. Gruber