Christ the Redeemer on Corcovado Hill

 

            Corcovado is the highest point in Rio de Janeiro and sitting atop this hill is the one hundred foot tall statue built on top of a thirty foot pedestal…Christ the Redeemer.   It was completed in 1931 too late for Brazil’s one hundred year celebration of their independence for which it was planned.  The Statue with arms extended outward looks down over the city and harbor below poised to welcome and care for those who come to this great city.   Over seventy percent of Brazil is of the Catholic faith and the very existence of this statue makes it an extremely vital part of this city’s heritage.  

             The views from Corcovado Hill of Sugarloaf Mountain, the Copacabana and Ipanema beaches, the city, the harbor and the ocean are truly spectacular.   And once again security is a concern on Corcovado Hill as there are lots of people visiting all the time and pickpockets are everywhere.   So we were cautious while enjoying the view.  

Christ The Redeemer from Sugarloaf Mountain

Lila and Alan on Corcovado Hill

   

Copacabana and Ipanema Beaches

from Corcovado Hill

Tried to get the others to leave