The Trapdoor on Christ’s Right Shoulder

I have just soaked up all the beauty and the mystery of “Arms Wide Open”, a breathtaking on-line photo story from BBC News about Rio de Janeiro’s famed statue of Christ the Redeemer.

Words fail.  I can’t do justice to the dramatic photography and the full backstory for Cristo Redentor, the iconic sculpture which overlooks Brazil’s poor in the favelas, the rich in the luxury high-rise apartments, the homeless, the famous football stadiums and Guanabara bay with its scattered islands and boats. Beyond the sands of Copacabana and Ipanema, the limitless Atlantic ocean.

So I’m including a few photos.  Just a few, out of many in the BBC report.  Really, you’ve got to go see this for yourself.


Damage from one of the recent lightning strikes

  • billy

    How nice that Christ looks out over lovely topless beaches, debauchery, poverty, misery, and one of the highest rates of child labor in the world.

    • petersjohn

      Yep. He sees it all.


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