I have been longing to see this Wonder of the World for a long time. I am so glad that I had the chance to visit this important icon for Rio de Janeiro and Brazil. To me, the statue of Christ the Redeemer is not only a religious symbol, but a symbol of peace, love and kindness.
“The Cristo Redentor (English: lit. Christ the Redeemer, Portuguese: Cristo Redentor, standard) is a statue of Jesus of Nazareth in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; considered the largest Art Deco statue in the world and the 5th largest statue of Jesus in the world. It is 30.1 metres (99 ft) tall, not including its 9.5 metres (31 ft) pedestal, and 30 metres (98 ft) wide. It weighs 635 tonnes (625 long,700 short tons), and is located at the peak of the 700-metre (2,300 ft) Corcovado mountain in the Tijuca Forest National Park overlooking the city. A symbol of Brazilian Christianity, the statue has become an icon for Rio de Janeiro and Brazil. It is made of reinforced concrete and soapstone, and was constructed between 1922 and 1931″
When we arrived by cable car, it was already late afternoon. The sun was still strong and bright. As the statue was tall, and the space around the statue was not too wide, it was not easy to take a picture of the whole statue. My iPhone was not capable of taking a good picture of the statue. However, I am lucky to have friends who have allowed me to post their beautiful pictures. The three photos taken from a helicopter are from Jenn Lim, and the big statue photo is from a travel mate HM. Jenn was not traveling with us. She happened to be on a business trip in Brazil. Thanks to both of you.
The view of the city Rio de Janeiro from the Corcovado mountain was breathtaking. I took a very short video and combined it with the photos. I hope you enjoy the video and the music by Bach.
Photo Credit: Jenn Lim, CEO and Chief Happiness Officer at Delivering Happiness.
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