Created 5-Nov-14
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“With arms spread wide as if to embrace the whole city of Rio de Janeiro sprawling below in spectacular disorder — the Cristo Redentor statue can be seen from all over town.” The 100-ft high statue stands on top of Corcovado (“hunchback”) Mountain, itself 2,310 feet high. It was designed by the French/Polish sculptor, Paul Landowski, and commissioned in 1822 to commemorate Brazil’s 100 years of independence. The classic way to visit the statue is on the 2.3-mile cog railway, known in Portuguese as “Trem do Corcovado”.

Corcovado (Cristo Redentor)

Corcovado (Cristo Redentor)

Stylish graffitti

Stylish graffitti

Photo op

Photo op

"Corcavado Train"

"Corcavado Train"

The workshop area

The workshop area

90 minutes wait...

90 minutes wait...

Stop one

Stop one

First view

First view

Yes!

Yes!

Rock strengthening

Rock strengthening

Copacabana

Copacabana

Another iconic sight

Another iconic sight

View

View

From one megalith to another

From one megalith to another

Sugar Loaf

Sugar Loaf

"Christ the Redeemer"

"Christ the Redeemer"

Close up

Close up

Cemetery

Cemetery

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Guestbook for Cristo Redentor (Statue of Christ the Redeemer)
Polly(non-registered)
Love this photo, and the half moon just peeping is great.
Polly(non-registered)
Mmmm … the other side of Rio. Not pretty is it?
Polly(non-registered)
What is the cave? Was it possible to go into it?
Polly(non-registered)
How much did coke cola pay to have JC in the photo I wonder? Lol.
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