Cristo Redentor, Rio de Janeiro! August 11, 2009Posted by Georgete in Art, black-and-white photos, Brazil, Photography, Point of view, travel.
I just got back to Chicago from my trip to Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo, Brazil. I spent almost two weeks there and took lots of pictures. Here is my first one: The Cristo Redentor (Christ the Redeemer), Rio de Janeiro.
Built in 1931, the statue was named one of the New Seven Wonders of the World and it stands 30 metres (98 ft) wide and 38 metres (120 ft) tall with its pedestal. It is located at the peak of the 700 metres (2,300 ft) Corcovado mountain in the Tijuca Forest National Park overlooking the city. It is one of the tallest of its kind in the world.
Yep, the view of the city from the top of Corcovado is gorgeous!