Farmers' market in Vao
Advertisment for a festival in Hienghene, including big game fishing, helicopter baptisms, green plant artistry and much more.
Photos of village "elders" at Vao
Model of a native village house in Vao
Craftsman displays his model outrigger canoe.
Villagers at the beach
Display of the village's favorite photos at the Vao village visitors center. Handcrafts on the table are for sale.
Top of carved post in front of the bank in Vao
Map of New Caledonia, showing airline flights to the surrounding islands
Wood carving beside the photo of a village elser in the visitor center in the village of Vao in the Isle of Pines
Saturday Market at Vao
Ian enters the Bugny forest
Shrine at St Maurice
Ian, Andrew, Dorothy and Steve in front of the old colonial walls in Kuto Bay
War memorial shrine in Vao
Carved wooden chair at the church in Vao
Wood carving in front of the Mairie
Traditional carved poles at St. Maurice.
Young pencil pines were growing up beneath the bugny trees.
Photo of our friend Tony Klotz at the Visitors Center in Vao
Interior of the church in Vao
Photo of a Kunie dancer at the Visitor Center in Vao
I am afraid t hat these model outrigger canoes have sails made of sea turtle shell.
Kunie wood carving at Vao
Carved wooden allter in the church at Vao
Photo of Kunie dancers at the Visitor Center in Vao
Andrew and Ian met the caretaker of a small shrine in Vao
Along the road to the church in Vao
Wood carvings in front of the Catholic priest's residence.
Mairie, main tribal government offices for the Isle of Pines
Mayor's offices in Vao