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Thursday, October 11, 2012

Christ the Redeemer (Cristo Redentor)

Cristo Redentor (English: Christ the RedeemerPortugueseCristo Redentorstandard, is a statue of Jesus of Nazareth inRio 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, and 30 metres (98 ft) wide. It weighs 635 tonnes (625long,700 short tons), and is 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 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



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