“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)
The workshop area
90 minutes wait...
Another iconic sight
From one megalith to another
"Christ the Redeemer"
Love this photo, and the half moon just peeping is great.
Mmmm … the other side of Rio. Not pretty is it?
What is the cave? Was it possible to go into it?
How much did coke cola pay to have JC in the photo I wonder? Lol.
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