Christ the Redeemer, Rio

Like everybody, I’ve always wanted to visit this most famous statue.


Live everyone, I found it to be no let down. 🙂

Most take the quaint cog railway up and down. (But there is a rough scramble trail which starts close to the Botanical Gardens.)

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You arrive at the top to his back facing. Interesting.



I like the face. It’s as tranquil as many Buddha statues.


The views are terrific. Obviously.




There’s Maracanã Stadium. It will host Opening & Closing Olympic ceremonies.


This guy’s certainly going to be cheering Brazil to win the men’s futebol gold medal.


Everybody here is happy, happy.



But the Russian girl – Lena – I arrived with nearly got us kicked out. She climbed the Redeemer for a photo. 🙂

… A symbol of Christianity across the world, the statue has also become a cultural icon of both Rio de Janeiro and Brazil, and is listed as one of the New Seven Wonders of the World. It is made of reinforced concrete and soapstone, and was constructed between 1922 and 1931. …

Rick and Christ the Redeemer


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Rick Mc

Career gymnastics coach who loves the outdoors, and the internet.

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