I first encountered the name Rapa Nui when I was 12 years old and I read Thor Heyerdahl’s “Kon-Tiki.” It was one of the readings which defined my teenage years and which, together with Jules Verne’s books, Jack London and Radu Tudoran’s novels and Mihai Tican’s stories fueled my desire to travel and explore the world. When I had the chance to visit Chile in November 2014, I couldn’t help but book a local flight and spend two days in Easter Island. I hope you will enjoy these images from the most isolated place in the world.

The spring came early this year. Not only that, but it was a “confused” spring, with warm and cold days alternating in almost random patterns. People, as well as plants, seem not able to find their natural rhythm… When I learned that my visit to Washington, DC will coincide with the apogee of the cherry blossoms, I started to look forward to those moments. But Mother Nature had other plans and the peak of the cherry blossoms arrived a week earlier. Nevertheless, I went in search of the flowers – these are some of the images from my quest (Fujifilm X-E2 with 27mm 2.8 lens).