Sunday, January 20, 2008

Christ the Redeemer

Christ the Redeemer in Rio de Janerio

The statue of Christ the Redeemer stands on top of the Corcovado mountain ...

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

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

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

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.

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

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