I can NOT get over this monument. It seems like every time I see this image I have to catch my breath. What the heck?
I'm not a particularly religious person, but I find this statue ("Christ the Redeemer") absolutely intoxicating. I think it's because if Jesus and I were homies, I'd want him to be the art deco version... and made of soapstone. ;)
I think I might have to take a trip to Rio de Janeiro before I die, so that I can see this beast in person. It's located at the top of Corcovado Mountain! Who's in?
Sidenote: "Christ The Redeemer", opened October 12th, 1931
Happy Birthday Statue! 78 years old yesterday!