Christ the Redeemer Statue – 1 of 7 New Wonders of the World (45 Inspiring Pics)

April 20th, 2011 Permalink

Christ the Redeemer is one of the New Seven Wonders of the World. As such, the Cristo Redentor statue in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil, is photographed by thousands each year. Christ the Redeemer statue speaks a bit differently to each photographer who captures the image as seen in their magnificent mind’s eye. Their talent, a blessing to be sure, has been collected here to celebrate Easter and Christ. We love these pics! [45 Pictures]

From Back - Christ the Redeemer overlooking Rio De Janeiro

It’s been said of Christo Redentor: “The statue of Christ the Redeemer, though majestic, is not the main attraction. What impresses most visitors is the breathtaking panoramic view. Almost every major city attractions can be enjoyed away from the top. The Sugar Loaf, the Guanabara Bay, the Lagoon and the Atlantic Ocean are the points that stand out in the landscape” ~ Andre Sampaio. This photo is an example of that. Taken from the back – Christ the Redeemer overlooking a beautiful and panoramic Rio De Janeiro. Photo #1 by Artyominc

Cristo Redentor - Christ monument- One of the new 7 wonders of the world. Congratulations   Brazil!

The Portuguese name for this statue is Cristo Redentor. The Christ monument is awe-inspiring in person. If you haven’t seen it in person, then you should at least see it through the eyes of photographers who have been given a gift to share a shot for the world to enjoy. Cristo Redentor took nine years to construct and is considered the second largest Art Deco statue in the world. Photo #2 by bossa67


Christo Redemptor

Christ the Redeemer is a statue of Jesus Christ and the only Brazilian Wonder of the World. It was built in 1931 and has come to be a symbol of Rio de Janeiro. When Christ the Redeemer was shown being destroyed in the apocalyptic movie 2012, and was featured on billboards tumbling to its destruction, it disturbed and offended many Brazilians who demanded Sony take down the billboard images. Photo #3 by paulgalbraith

sweet jesus - corcovado

“Sweet Jesus” the photographer called this shot. The massive Christ the Redeemer statue is perched high atop Corcovado Mountain. In 2007, Christ the Redeemer was named one of the New Seven Wonders of the World. The statue of Christ the Redeemer with open arms is meant to be a symbol of peace. Photo #4 by Buzz Bishop

The Christ in a beautiful landscape

The photographer wrote, “Christ in a beautiful landscape.” Indeed, sitting on top of the 2,300 feet high Corcovado Mountain, Christ is the most photographed tourist attraction in the Brazil. Photo #5 by Pedro Bellas

Christ the Redeemer, Corcovado, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

The statue was built between 1926 and 1931. Then a chapel was built at the base of the mountain to house 150 visitors. The monument was inaugurated on October 12, 1931 in an extravagant and grand commemoration. Photo #6 by Mike Vondran

Corcovado from the airplane famous statue of Christ overlooking the city

“Beautiful Corcovado from the airplane and the famous statue of Christ overlooking the city,” the photographer described of this image. In October 2006, on the statue’s 75th anniversary, Archbishop of Rio Cardinal Eusebio Oscar Scheid consecrated a chapel under the statue. It was named after the patron saint of Brazil—Nossa Senhora Aparecida, or “Our Lady of the Apparition.” Many Catholics hold baptisms and weddings there. Photo #7 by Yvon Maurice

The statue of Christ the Redeemer on Morro de Corcovado in Rio de Janeiro

The statue of Christ the Redeemer on Morro de Corcovado in Rio de Janeiro. Photo #8 by Ville Miettinen

A view of the Cristo Redentor statue from the back

A view of the Cristo Redentor statue from the back. It has three panoramic elevators, each with a capacity for 14 people. Photo #9 by Jimbo Herndan

ABOVE THE CLOUDS - Christ Redeemer

Above the clouds with Christ The Redeemer statue. Thousands of people snap shots of the statue in fog and in clouds over Rio De Janeiro, Brazil. Photo #10 by RAYANDBEE

Christ the Redeemer it was big

The photographer wrote, “Christ the Redeemer: it was *this* big.” Photo #11 by SpeicalKRB

Christ the Redeemer with Rainbow

Christ the Redeemer with Rainbow. Photo #12 by Billy Crafton

Christ the Redeemer statue at night

When President Obama and family (first lady Michelle Obama and their daughters Sasha and Malia) visited Brazil, they went up in the Christ Redeemer Statue after dark. The view of the city lights and a close up view of Cristo Redentor lit up against the dark sky must have been fantastic. Photo #13 by Gabriel Rocha

Christ the Redeemer at Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Yes, we are blessed

Christ the Redeemer at Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Yes, we are blessed. Photo #14 by Priscilla Jordao

Face of Cristo Redentor statue

Face of Cristo Redentor statue. This monument was sculpted by French sculptor Paul Landowsk. Photo #15 by Emesbe

Christ the Redeemer Rio de Janeiro, before and during Earth Hour

Christ the Redeemer Rio de Janeiro, before and during Earth Hour 2009. Photo #16 by Earth Hour Global

Christ Redeemer - Rio de Janeiro View from the Botanic Garden

Christ Redeemer – Rio de Janeiro View from the Botanic Garden. Photo #17 by Tathi Sobroza

Christ

In the year 2000, the statue of Jesus received new lighting. The monument, as well accesses to it, underwent a revitalization process. In 2002, it was mechanized and has wonderful panoramic elevators and escalators. Before that, a person had to walk up 220 steps from the base to reach Christ Redeemer. Photo #18 by Јакша

Christ the Redeemer - Another day passes

Christ the Redeemer – “Another day passes.” In 2010, after graffiti was sprayed on the statue’s head and right arm, Mayor Eduardo Paes called the act “a crime against the nation.” The military police found the suspected vandals. Photo #19 by Gabriel Rocha

Cristo Redentor statue on top of Corcovado, a mountain towering over Rio de Janeiro. In the background the Ipanema and Leblon beaches separate the lagoon from the Atlantic Ocean

“Cristo Redentor statue on top of Corcovado, a mountain towering over Rio de Janeiro. In the background the Ipanema and Leblon beaches separate the lagoon from the Atlantic Ocean. Taken on a tourist helicopter flight starting halfway up Pão-de-Açúcar,” was noted by the photographer. Photo #20 by Klaus with K

Cristo Redentor - Rio

Even if you are not religious, how you can look at Christ the Redeemer and not be impressed? Photo #21 by Sean Vivek Crasto

Sailor studying Christ the Redeemer in Rio De Janeiro

The U.S. Navy describes this photo as: “A Sailor aboard the amphibious assault ship Pre-Commissioning Unit Makin Island mans the rails while the ship pulls into Rio De Janeiro, Brazil. Makin Island departed Pascagoula, Miss., July 10 and is circumnavigating South America, via the Strait of Magellan, to its new homeport at San Diego. Makin Island is scheduled to also make port visits in Chile and Peru to support U.S. Southern Command objectives for enhanced maritime security and to share methods and training. Makin Island is scheduled to be commissioned in October.” Photo #22 by U.S. Navy Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Michael C. Barton

Urca - Rio de Janeiro Christ on the hill

Urca – Rio de Janeiro and Christ on the mountain. Photo #23 by Tathi Sobroza

Christ and helicopter on a cloudy day

Christ and helicopter on a cloudy day. The statue was struck by lightning during a violent electrical storm in 2008. It was damaged on the fingers, head and eyebrows. A restoration effort was put in place by the Rio de Janeiro state government and archdiocese, to replace some of the outer soapstone layers and repair the lightning rods installed on the statue. Photo #24 by Gabriel Rocha

reflection of christ the redeemer statue

Reflection of Christ the Redeemer statue. This is a great example of how photographers can be creative and find a way to express their unique perspective. Like the view reflecting from the sunglasses, Jesus has always got an eye on you, whether you believe in Him or not. Photo #25 by Mark Barkaway

The statue of Christ The Redeemer at night, taken from Sugar Loaf Mountain, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

The statue of Christ The Redeemer at night, taken from Sugar Loaf Mountain, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Photo #26 by Paul Mannix

Statue of Jesus the redeemer

Statue of Jesus the Redeemer is 39.6 meters (130 ft) tall, including its 9.5 meters (31 ft) pedestal. It is 30 meters (98 ft) wide. It weighs 635 “tonnes.” Photo #27 by iko

Christ the Redeemer at sunset

Christ the Redeemer at sunset. The statue can be accessed by the 2.4 meter Corcovado Rack railway that can hold 360 passengers every hour. The trip by rail takes about 20 minutes and leaves the base each half hour. The busiest time to visit such an awesome religious symbol is Easter and the Christmas season. Photo #28 by Lima Andruška

Rio de Janeiro slum (right) on hill contrasted with a more affluent neighborhood, as viewed from a tram in Santa Teresa; Cristo Redentor (christ statue) is in the left background

The photographer described this photo as, “Rio de Janeiro slum (right) on hill, contrasted with a more affluent neighborhood, as viewed from a tram in Santa Teresa; Cristo Redentor (christ statue) is in the left background.” Photo #29 by chensiyuan

Christ Redeemer at sunset - The silhouette of Christ Redeemer in Rio de Janeiro

The silhouette of Christ Redeemer in Rio de Janeiro. Photo #30 by Christian Haugen

Christ the Redeemer in the background

Christ the Redeemer in the background. Photo #31 by g.wu.

The magnificent Cristo Redentor at sunset. View from Pão de Açucar

The magnificent Cristo Redentor at sunset. View from Pão de Açucar. Photo #32 by Kaushal Karkhanis

Corcovado, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - Christo Redentor

The statue has been featured in the videogames Tom Clancy’s H.A.W.X, Driver 2, Tropico 3, Terranigma, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, OSS 117: Lost in Rio, Civilization IV: Beyond the Sword, Civilization Revolution, Civilization V and “Angry Birds Rio”. It briefly appears in the bonus level of Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 3 on Playstation. Photo #33 by Frank Kehren

Cristo Redentor - Christ the Redeemer (statue)

From Back – Christ the Redeemer overlooking Rio De Janeiro. Photo #34 by Artyominc

Sunset from Sugarloaf - the white shining figure in the top left, that is Christ the Redeemer   (O Cristo Redentor)

“Sunset from Sugarloaf – the white shining figure in the top left, that is Christ the Redeemer (O Cristo Redentor),” wrote the photographer about this magnificent capture. Photo #35 by AJ Brustein

Cristo Redentor visto ao amanhecer by night helicopter

A seen and photographed at night by helicopter. It can be seen for miles since it located at the peak of the 700-meter (2,300 ft) Corcovado mountain in the Tijuca Forest National Park and overlooks the city. Photo #36 by Andrevruas

Photo of Cristo Redentor - Christ the Redeemer

Christ the Redeemer statue is seen in the video for Janet Jackson’s, “Runaway” and in the video for the Latin group Wisin & Yandel’s “Pam Pam” video. The statue is also found in an episode of the Lupin the Third anime series. It is also seen in the Twilight series, as Edward is on the phone with Jacob in a pivotal scene of New Moon. It is also shown on the MTV show Viva La Bam in which Bam Margera battled Don Vito to win a $1000. It is also in Mr. Magoo. A parody of the statue is also seen in World of Warcraft on an island called Janerio’s Point, the statue was damaged in the Cataclysm revealing a heart filled with riches. It has also been featured in the 2011 animated film Rio which had a major part based in Rio de Janeiro. In the science fiction anime Legend of the Galactic Heroes the planet Heinessen, capitol of the Free Planets Alliance, has a giant monument to it’s founder Arle Heinessen in which Heinessen is posed in the same position as Jesus in the Redeemer statue – thus spake Wikipedia. Photo #37 by Abrivio

Rio de Janeiro - Chapéu Mangueira - Vista Forte do Leme Christ the Redeemer statue

Rio de Janeiro – Chapéu Mangueira – Vista Forte do Leme Christ the Redeemer statue. Photo #38 by Tathi Sobroza

Rio de Janeiro's Jesus Christ seen by Urca

Rio de Janeiro’s Jesus Christ seen by Urca. Photo #39 by Claudiotostes

Statue of Christ the Redeemer, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Statue of Christ the Redeemer was declared a protected monument by the National Heritage Institute in 2009. It underwent restoration work in 1980 before the visit of Pope John Paul II. Photo #40 by Cyro A. Silva

Sunset @ Christ

A beautiful sunset in the background on one of the most recognizable places in the world! One of the New 7 Wonders: Christ, the Redeemer! Photo #41 by Rafa Bahiense

Christ the Redeemer

This symbol of Christianity is made of reinforced concrete and soapstone. Maintenance work is done periodically because Christ the Redeemer is exposed constantly to strong winds and rain. Photo #42 by Matthew Reeve

Cristo Redentor watching over Rio

Cristo Redentor watching over Rio. Photo #44 by Sampaio

Cristo Redentor Statue facing the city. Photo #45 by Sampaio


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