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Friday Photos – Christ the Redeemer, Rio de Janeiro

Christ the Redeemer

Pretty everywhere you go in Rio the 30 metre giant statue sat on its 8 metre pedestal can be seen from one angle or another. The arms stretch an amazing 28 metres!

Voted as one of the ‘New 7 Wonders of the World’, the 635 tonne monolith took nine years to build, created by French sculptor Paul Landowski & Romanian sculptor Gheorghe Leonida (responsible for the incredible face) and built by engineers Heitor da Silva Costa of Brazil & Frenchman Albert Caquot.

We visited in November 18 and saw the great statue under blue skies from afar and shrouded in mist when we got up close by ascending Corcovado Mountain where it is situated.

Christ the Redeemer in the mist

Christ the Redeemer in the mist

The back of Christ the Redeemer

The back of Christ the Redeemer

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Christ the Redeemer, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Up close to Christ the Redeemer, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Christ the Redeemer, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (from Sugarloaf Mountain)

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Christ the Redeemer, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (from Jardin Botanico)

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