Sunday, February 22, 2009

Te Puia Carvings

Te Puia, Rotorua. 2007. Ajr
These are four carvings I photographed at Te Puia in Rotorua during my last Frommers trip in 2007. One of New Zealand’s major attractions, Te Puia had then recently opened its revamped facility. One of its most striking features there is the magnificent sculpture Te Heketanga a Rangi, which forms the entrance to the complex. It features twelve beams reaching skyward, each decorated with an intricate carving. These represent the realm of the Supreme Being from which all things spiritual and physical originated. You can get a better view of the main entrance by checking Te Puia's website -

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