10 June 2015

Christ the Redeemer

This statue entitled "Christ the Redeemer" in Rio de Janeiro has long fascinated me. I love the clean Art Deco lines, and the size alone is amazing. Photos of it are featured in a praise & worship video often played at our church.

It measures 98 ft. high, not counting the 27 ft. pedestal, with arms stretching out to 92 ft. wide. Sculpted in soapstone over a concrete base, it took 9 years to  construct from 1922 to 1931. I would love to see it in person!


  1. Yes, that's amazing statue. Have you seen this?

  2. Amazing video . . . and scary height! My husband said he saw something on the news about them doing some restoration work on it.


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