Photographer's Note

The Rio’s postcard of 98 feet had its cornerstone launched in 1922 and the inauguration on October 12, 1931.

The Statue of Christ, symbol of the city of Rio de Janeiro, was elected as one of New 7 Wonders of the World, in voting conducted by the Internet and by mobile phone messages, organized by the New 7 Wonders Foundation, of Switzerland, between 21 participants of monuments the entire planet.

And the choice was deserved. From the top of its 98 feet with a 26 foot pedestal – 2330 feet above sea level - the Christ is the image of faith and sympathy of the people of Rio and complete in 2007, 76 years.
(Source: Trem do Corcovado)


For Rio de Janeiro city birthday and for the 80 years of the statue a new lighting system started to work for the celebrations. It has 300 LED projectors of last generation, which should reduce the energy cost. The old system had the approximate consumption of 40 electric showers. Now is the equivalent of two showers.

In addition, the system allows flexibility in management of light. Each projector can be controlled individually, with respect to colors and intensity. This day the Chris was blue, but more latter it became white. Other game of colors is possible for the new ight system including pink, green and purple.

See firs photo here: The Blue Jesus I.

vasilpro, lucasgalodoido, geoant68 oznaczy³ to zdjêcie jeko u¿yteczne

Photo Information
Viewed: 4884
Points: 18
Additional Photos by Andre Bonavita (bona) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1361 W: 113 N: 3427] (15057)
View More Pictures