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Christ the Redeemer From Sugar Loaf

Luisa Wholley

How to combine two tourist attractions and landmarks in one photo?

Go to one and photograph the other!

The Sugar Loaf will be featured in an upcoming post. The Christ the Redeemer statue is the most famous postcard from Rio, voted one of the Seven Wonders of the World. A huge statue of Jesus with arms wide open over Guanabara Bay.

It was made through the collaborative work from different artists, from different nations. The artwork made of soapstone tiles was first created by French sculptor Paul Landowski, and built by Brazilian engineer Heitor da Silva Costa and French engineer Albert Caquot. The face was sculpted by Romanian artist Gheorghe Leonida. Its conception started in 1921 and the grand opening was in 1931.

The huge Art-Deco style statue is 98 feet tall and the outstretched arms measure about 92 feet. It was placed on the top of Corcovado mountain, standing…

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