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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

Michelle Dufort