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Thursday, October 20, 2011

Christ the Redeemer (statue), Brazil

Card No. (1)

Many thanks to my FB friend Gabriel Alejandro Etinzon

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 metres (130 ft) tall, including its 9.5 metres (31 ft) pedestal,
30 metres (98 ft) wide.
It weighs 635 tonnes (625 long,700 short tons),
located at the peak of the 700-metre (2,300 ft) Corcovado mountain in the Tijuca Forest National Park overlooking the city. A symbol of Christianity, the statue has become an icon of Rio and Brazil. It is made of reinforced concrete and soapstone, and was constructed between 1922 and 1931. Read more

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