Christ the Redeemer, Rio de Janeiro

One of the New 7 Wonders of the World

Song: Corcovado (Quiet Nights) Sung by: Astrud Gilberto

By: Ney Deluiz
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The statue of Christ the Redeemer stands on top of the Corcovado mountain ...

... blessing the city of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Corcovado

Sugar Loaf

You can reach the top of the Corcovado either by driving or by riding the train through the forest.

Here you can see the road that leads to the top of the Corcovado.

This picture was taken from the top of the Sugar Loaf.

Notice how the Moon appears to be upside down in the Southern Hemisphere.

This photo is not a montage

Wow! What else to say?

The statue of the Christ is 125 ft (38 m) tall and is located at the peak of the 2,330 ft (710 m) Corcovado mountain.

Happiness is...

Soapstone was used as the outer layer of the statue due to its good resistance to extreme weather.

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