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Marquesas Islands

(2013)

The Marquesas Islands are a group of volcanic islands  in French Polynesia 1500 km north of Tahiti. Of the 14 islands are six inhabited; the population is almost ten thousand.


 
Stone statues called tiki depict deified
ancestors.

 
Sale of souvenirs on Nuku Hiva.

 
Nuku Hiva

 
The cathedral Notre Dame on Nuku Hiva.


The Cathedral Notre Dame is an interesting synthesis
  of christian and marquesan symbols.

 
Nuku Hiva


Traditional food preparation: pig in the
earth oven.

 
Deceased were buried in the roots of banyan trees.


Beach on Ua Pou.


Dances on Ua Pou.


Dances on Ua Pou.


Dances on Ua Pou.


Dances on Ua Pou.


Dances on Ua Pou.


Ua Pou


Hiva Oa: here wanted the french
singer Jacques Brel to build his house.


Hiva Oa: the grave of Paul Gauguin.


A woman on Fatu Hiva.


A woman on Fatu Hiva.


Fatu Hiva


Fatu Hiva


Fatu Hiva and the cargo ship Aranui.


Fatu Hiva: the bay of Hanavave.


The tikis on Hiva Oa are the largest on
the Marquesas.


A lying tiki on Hiva Oa.


A church service on Tahuata.


The interior of the church on Tahuata.


After the service on Tahuata.


Ua Huka


Musicians on Ua Huka.




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