Notes on the Geography of Micronesia (Pohnpei): Pohnpei: Photo 11
And here we are over at about three o'clock on the island's east side. Today, thanks to an American-built road, we're about a 90-minute drive from Kolonia. Piles of basalt columns like these are scattered over a large area of what once was the settlement--shall we call it a city? administrative center? ceremonial center?--of Nan Madol. The name means "the places between," referring to a network of canals separating dozens of artificial islets.
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