August 17, 2010

Operador de vôo – Flight operator, originally uploaded by ®oberto’s.

This is the “Christ the Redeemer” (Portuguese: “O Cristo Redentor”) statue in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Wikipedia says that it is “considered the largest Art Deco statue in the world […] 39.6 metres (130 ft) tall, including its 9.5 meter (31 feet) pedestal, and 30 metres (98 ft) wide. It weighs 635 tons (700 short tons), and is located at the peak of the 700 metres (2,300 ft) Corcovado mountain in the Tijuca Forest National Park overlooking the city. It is one of the tallest of its kind in the world (The statue of Cristo de la Concordia in Cochabamba, Bolivia, is slightly taller). […] It is made of reinforced concrete and soapstone, and was constructed between 1922 and 1931.”

The statue is considered by some to be one of the New Seven Wonders of the World.

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