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14 Oct 2015, 12:08
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In Brazil, the Redeemer Christ of Rio de Janeiro

 

Christ, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Christ, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

How to resist the visit to Rio de Janeiro in Brazil, on Mount Corcovado, of the gigantic statue of Christ the Redeemer in honor of the Princess of Isabella regent of Brazil at a time when the country was under Portuguese rule.

Of course one should not suffer from vertigo to reach this Christ. But the expedition is worth the cost and the displacement because the sight that is offered to our eyes is quite remarkable, fantastic.

This tourist site is the most characteristic and probably the most visited site of the country. This art-deco style sculpture was completed in 1931, it is made of reinforced concrete, and is the largest in the world. High in its 30 meters, it extends its arms over a length of more than 28 meters and is visible from all over the city.

The work is that of the engineer Heitor da Silva Costa, with the French sculptor Paul Landowski as well as the Brazilian artist Carlos Oswald, a colossal achievement.

 

Mount Corcovado, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Mount Corcovado, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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10 Juil 2012, 5:36
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Some Unknown Tourist Attractions of the World

Istanbul, Turkey

Istanbul, Turkey

The best secret tourist attractions on Earth. that you and the others have not heard of them before:

Willunga, Australia:  is an hour’s drive towards the south of Adelaide. You will find the town in the McLaren Vale area and its specialty lies in the abundance of Shiraz and other red wines that taste heavenly. The limelight is taken away by Russell’s Pizza – a local pizza parlor. The Willunga Farmers Market also offers fresh stuff and the beef found here tastes great, as the cows are grass fed only. http://www.willungafestivals.com/

Gaziantep, Turkey: The food flavor is wonderful here. It may be normal to have just 4 spices in Turkish food in most parts of Turkey, but here they use at least 15 spices. Do not leave the place without tasting the food here. The dessert’s main ingredient – pistachios, are found in abundance in the surrounding countryside. http://www.adiyamanli.org/gaziantep.html

Chapada Dos Veadeiros, Brazil: The 253-square-mile national park in Chapada dos Veadeiros is the ideal place to get refreshed. It gives you all the positive vibes and has a large concentration of natural quartz crystals that are considered to have magical powers. According to most Brazilians, this place has the highest concentrated energy than any other place in the world. The place also makes way for many interesting activities like hiking, swimming, bird watching and waterfall exploration. http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/1035

Graskop, South Africa: This South African town has a lovely mix of hip artists and traditional Afrikaner farmers. Anyone interested in traditional and contemporary African culture would like to visit this place. You can meet many African groups here and have a taste of their culture. The artistic scene here is colorful due to the recent inflow of Zulu, Shangaan, Swazi, and other African groups that have crept into this area since the end of apartheid. http://www.graskop.co.za/

Weymouth, England: Sandy beaches, cobblestoned streets and Georgian homes of Weymouth run along the English Channel. All those who love this kind of an atmosphere should visit Weymouth for a memorable experience. Weymouth is also one of the best diving spots in the world with waters teeming with Roman shipwrecks, submarines from both world wars and the remains of a 16th-century Dutch sailing fleets. The charm of the English city is superb and it will give you that old English feeling. http://www.weymouth-dorset.co.uk/