Lindley Kirksey


Mysterious Easter Island? How the people will embrace the 21st Century is the real mystery. Electricity arrived in the 70s, taxis and the Concorde in the 90s. And the Internet has just arrived. The beauty of the flowering African tulip tree and the serenity of a lone horseman crossing Tahai's ceremonial area at sunset remain as first impressions. One image represents the impact of introduced culture to the island; the other, the communion of man with his land. Both are key to an understanding of Easter Island today.