Navel of the World

By: Wally Pacholka


Region: Australia and Pacific

Site: Easter Island - Chile

Date: March 2011

Prominent stars of constellation Orion stands above a mysterious set of stones in the Easter Island (southern Pacific Ocean) known as the "Navel of the World". According to a local legend this round stone (which is a water worn beach boulder) was brought here by Hotu Matuʻa, the legendary first settler and the supreme chief in the island. Wally Pacholka/

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