Wow! The Supermoon Was Awesome Behind Brazil’s “Christ the Redeemer”!

Of all the images of the Supermoon of July 12, 2014, perhaps this is the most dramatic:  the moon low in the sky, behind Rio de Janeiro's iconic 130-foot statue of "Christ the Redeemer."A "supermoon" occurs when the moon is full on the same night that it's at the closest point in its orbit.  Saturday's supermoon was the first of the season, but there's another on the way August 10.Photo:  Getty Images … [Read more...]

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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. … [Read more...]

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Funny? Kim Kardashian Meets Christ the Redeemer

Cristo Redentor (in English, Christ the Redeemer), the world’s largest statue, is a cultural icon:  It’s featured in the 2009 disaster film 2012, in a version of Angry Birds, in the remake of Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Universe, in The Twilight Saga, and in Mr. Magoo.Made of reinforced concrete and soapstone, the 635-ton monument stands 2,300 feet over the city of Rio de Janeiro, atop Corcovado mountain in Brazil’s Tijuca Forest National Park.And now, it’s caught the eye of Hollywood actre … [Read more...]

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