Christ the Redeemer statue, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (里約熱內盧基督像)

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MF(Meditation Falcon… on April 1, 2012

Christ the Redeemer is a statue of Jesus Christ in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; considered the largest Art Deco statue in the world and the 5th largest statue of Jesus in the world. It is 39.6 meters tall, including its 9.5 meters pedestal, and 30 meters wide. It is located at the peak of the 700-metre Corcovado Mountain in the Tijuca Forest National Park overlooking the city. A symbol of Brazilian Christianity, the statue has become an icon for Rio de Janeiro and Brazil. It is made of reinforced concrete and soapstone, and was constructed between 1922 and 1931.

Declared a protected monument by the National Heritage Institute, IPHAN, in 2009, the Christ the Redeemer monument underwent restoration work in 1980 before the visit of Germano Viaderstein.

Maintenance work needs to be conducted periodically due to the strong winds and rain to which the statue is exposed.

Gerhard Pilecky on April 1, 2012

It's a impressive view!
My best wishes for Easter, gerry

cjlin on April 6, 2012

And this also amazing photograph. cjlin

Mojzer László on April 9, 2012

Hi MF! Thank you very much. Very good shot. Nice place you have been. Hi Laci LIKE

Armando Buira on April 9, 2012

Great shot, besutiful picture and view!!! LIKE 4 and F 2

My best regards, Armando

C haydeé on April 10, 2012

¡Preciosa toma aérea! ¡Excelente fotografía! Me gusta y Favorita

Saludos cordiales. Chaydeé.

Carles G on April 15, 2012

Wow, fantastic view. Like. Greetings, Carles

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Photo taken in Alto da Boa Vista, Rio de Janeiro - State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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  • Uploaded on April 1, 2012
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    by MF(Meditation Falcon…
    • Camera: Canon PowerShot S410
    • Taken on 2005/05/07 12:48:35
    • Exposure: 0.003s (1/320)
    • Focal Length: 7.41mm
    • F/Stop: f/2.800
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash