Posted on 03. Nov, 2015 by admin.
Cristo Redentor Statue – With arms spread wide as if to embrace the whole city of Rio de Janeiro sprawling below in spectacular disorder — the Cristo Redentor statue could be seen from all over town.
For a pedestal, the statue has the 2310-foot mountain called Corcovado. The Christ figure on top rises another 100 feet, its arms extending nearly 92 feet from fingertip to fingertip, with a weight of some 700 tons.
French sculptor Paul Landowski and his team of artisans erected the impressive statue to commemorate the hundredth anniversary of Brazil’s 1822 independence from Portugal. Due to budget constraints, however, the centennial artwork was finished nearly a decade later in 1931, and then only with help from the Vatican. Sleekly contemporary in appearance, the statue was fashioned of soapstone and concrete.
The Cristo Redentor figure vies with Sugarloaf Mountain as the emblem of the city of the cariocas. And its site offers a view over Rio that is even more spectacular than Sugarloaf’s, taking in the famous beaches at Copacabana and Ipanema, tree-lined residential neighborhoods, the bay, and a blue lagoon called Rodrigo de Freitas. Corcovado itself is enveloped within a tropical reserve where waterfalls tumble and butterflies flit through thick forests.
The locals like to go up to see the statue by riding on a 2.3-mile cog railway whose tracks for cogwheel steam engines were laid up the mountainside in 1885. During the 20-minute ride, the train passes through leafy green tunnels of trees and provides views of Brazil’s city of pleasure and poverty, carnival and beaches, far below.
In the evening, powerful spotlights illuminate the statue of Christ, making it glow and appear almost to levitate above the darkened peak. By day or night, no matter where you may go in the city of Rio, the statue has the presence of an icon.
Posted on 22. Oct, 2015 by admin.
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Posted on 14. Sep, 2015 by admin.
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Posted on 13. Aug, 2015 by admin.
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Posted on 22. Jul, 2015 by admin.
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Posted on 25. Jun, 2015 by admin.
Cristo Redentor statue, Rio De Janeiro – Take an afternoon tour to Corcovado Mountain topped with the iconic statue of Christ the Redeemer. You’ll travel through the Tijuca Rain Forest by cog train to Corcovado Mountain for breathtaking views of one of the world’s most beautiful cities. This afternoon tour takes you to Rio’s most […]
Posted on 25. May, 2015 by admin.
Christ The Redemer The Train The train to Corcovado Hill in Rio de Janeiro was officially inaugurated in 1884 by the emperor Dom Pedro II. Until 1910 it was propulsed by steam when it turned electric. It was the spectacular view from top of the 710 meter hill that was the reason for the construction, […]