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Christ the Redeemer is a statue of Jesus Christ in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, considered the largest Art Deco statue in the world.

It is 30 metres (98 ft) tall, not including its 8 metres (26 ft) pedestal and its arms stretch 28 metres (92 ft) wide.

It weighs 635 tonnes and is located at the peak of the 700 metre, (2,300 ft) Corcovado Mountain in the Tijuca Forest National Park overlooking the city.

It is made of reinforced concrete and soapstone and was constructed between 1922 and 1931.

A symbol of Brazilian Christianity the statue has become an icon for Rio de Janeiro and Brazil.

 

  • http://www.whaleoil.co.nz/ Whaleoil

    Awesome

  • Whafe

    Truly fantastic shot… Epic

  • peterwn

    Leaves the Mary statue at Paraparaumu for dead.

  • Col

    That’s a cracker Lux well done, love it.

  • Ronnie Chow

    The Wellington City Council wants to Yellow Sticker this statue .

  • Garbageman

    love the dark background contrast to the bright colorings of the plane great pic as usual Lux

  • ropteron

    It’s probably an Extra 300, stressed to + or – 10G’s and capable of a roll rate of something like 420 degrees per second.

    • dilligaf2013

      It’s a Zviko Edge 540

      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zivko_Edge_540

      Because I can’t afford one – I fly a toy version – well a 3 metre wingspan verson of an Extra 260 – we fly them in aerobatic competitions – loads of fun with your feet still on the ground

  • 1951

    hmm….so what’s it your saying here Lux, that it’s up, up & away….?

  • unitedtribes

    and whats the thing on top of the rock

  • Sooty

    A feat of engineering to make on top of the mountain.

  • dilligaf2013

    Classy as ever Lux
    Love your work

  • wiltinpenis

    Is that Lenny boy in the plane (note the number) trying to show his one-upmanship?

  • Ronnie Chow

    White-bellied Sea Eagle catches prey….

    http://i.imgur.com/yH36yFb.gif

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