Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Chile - Easter Island and More

Saludos desde Chile
(Greetings From Chile)

Chile un pais de contrastes.

This is postmarked in 2009 with a 'preserve the polar regions and Glaciers' stamp from Chile.

- - - - -

The sender writes, that the images are of Easter Island, a residence with a volcano in the background (typical view in the south of Chile) and an old church, probably in the north part of Chile.

- - -

Easter Island is a Polynesian island in the southeastern Pacific Ocean. It is famous for its 887 extant monumental statues, called moai, created by the early Rapa Nui people. In 1995, UNESCO named Easter Island a World Heritage Site, with much of the island protected within Rapa Nui National Park.

Easter Island is one of the most remote inhabited islands in the world. The nearest inhabited land (50 residents) is Pitcairn Island 2,075 kilometres (1,289 mi) away, and the nearest continental point lies in central Chile, 3,512 kilometres (2,182 mi) away.
Easter Island is a special territory of Chile that was annexed in 1888.
Chile stamp 2009
Preservar las Regiones Polares y los Glaciares 
(Preserve the Polar Regions and Glaciers)
$ 470

No comments: