Hanga Roa: Is it Real or just and Illusion?
This souvenir from Chile almost looks like an impressionist painting of a beautiful European countryside like that found in Italy or France. Much of this intriguing aspect is due to the way in which the colors in the picture taken create beautiful contrasts that draw in the attention of the observer and force him or here to ask who, where, when and why. With elements of both bright and dark, open and busy areas, this photograph is telling and asking quite a bit. It does look like a fine portrait of a beloved family vacationing spot, or even the setting of a novel that depicts a rural backdrop.
The town and the surrounding landscape does seem to tell a little bit of a story as the overall picture uses space in a very interesting way by highlighting a fore, middle and background differently, each of which brings their own charm to the table. This keeps the person viewing the scene plenty busy and perhaps reminiscent about what he or she is actually beholding.
Happens to Be Real
But this is Hanga Roa, a town in Easter Island, one of the most intriguing places in Chile and, certainly, in the world.
If you decides to descend to town, you can walk along Hanga Roa's main street, Atamu Tekena Avenue, and look at the shop windows and have lunch at the restaurant, leaving nostalgia behind, at least for a while.
This picture reminds us of all that can be experienced in Hanga Roa: the playfulness that a looming cloud, found dead center, provides the hillside to balance the positivity of the day with the ominousness of the coming night or inclement weather. In short, this is a visually absorbing travel souvenir that direct us, in silence, to the most appealing feature of island: namely, the intriguing Moai.