Lucky shot! The rays & light arc are due to the sun coming up from behind the building.
This piece of street art is based on the Mount Corcovado, Brazil, statue of Christ the Redeemer.
Built in the 1920s by Heitor da Silva Costa, it is an art-deco statue designed by Paul Landowski.
Considered a symbol of Rio de Janeiro, Christ the Redeemer is the 5th biggest statue of Jesus in the world.
This was truly a challenge to capture. The dead end alley is very narrow, and filled with a host of debris and machinery. I shot from below.
I zoomed in.
I shot from across the street, which is why there are wires in the shot below..
I stood on a 2 foot high pile of collapsed, waxed cardboard boxes.
When I stumbled out of the alley, a car had parked in the entrance. Yay, reflections!
Christ the Redeemer was vandalized in 2010 by a house painter. He had tagged his head and right arm with graffiti.
Pics taken by Resa – April 22, 2018
Artists: This painting is part of a project of 7 wonders of the world. Mike Kennedy became project coordinator. Many artists, including students were involved.
Mike Kennedy passed away recently. A memorial wall was painted by many of the artists he worked with. I will post that in the near future.
This statue became one of the Seven New Wonders of the World on July 7, 2007.
42 thoughts on “Christ the Redeemer”
Great work! By the artist and then the photographer.
It’s an interesting piece to find in an alley in Chinatown! Ty for the photography compliment!
Impresssive…. I was in Rio…. but didn´t visit it as it was extremely foggy.
((I am going to Brazil not this Friday but the following one… Such a coincidence that you posted it… I´ll be in Northern Brazil, though… so: far away from Rio. ))
Excellent mural, dear Re!. Sending love ❤ 🙂
OMG!!! Have fun in Brazil! 😀 Yeah, it is quite an interesting find. ❤ 😀
Everything seemed to come together perfectly here Resa. The sun, the serendipity of a car window reflection. I love the blue , you really have a gem here. xx
Yes, I love that serendipity stuff! All in all, a good haul! :Dxx
You did good 😀 xx
I’m with Holly. Came together perfectly. I love the blue too. You got great shots from difficult positions, that’s for sure.
Sometimes,I just feel gritty about it all! If I walk to the moon, I’m going to capture everything I can, the best I can, before I leave! It could be a year until I’m near there again.
Beautiful images, Resa. The statue is so iconic of Rio. I loved the information regarding the ‘new wonders of the world’. I followed the link: Wow; there are some incredible statues worldwide!
Back to this artwork; I love the blue sky, and the sun shone its rays at just the right moment.. 🙂
Oh, and luv the reflection.. 🙂
Ahhh, reflections! Well, you know how I feel about reflections! I got unusually busy, but the Queen Conch is still mine, I hope? LOL
It was an interesting piece to post, as there is a lot of information on it. So happy you like it, dear Carolyn! 😀 xoxoxo
Yes, absolutely; when you are ready there’s a space for the Queen Conch.. 🙂
Wow! This is really beautiful. Thank you for sharing it and you really captured it in a lovely light–
Thank you! It was a great find!
That gives me a bit of vertigo, it looks like he’s about to fall over. Excellent work, though!
You think you feel vertigo? Well, you probably do, as I could barely look at it from the street without getting dizzy. The height of my dizziness came when I stood on a 3 foot high pile of collapsed waxed cardboard boxes. As I looked up at the Christ, the boxes compacted to 2 feet. It was definitely a vertigo moment, but no piece of alley art shall defeat me. So there! xx
That’s good to know. Cardboard can be a difficult beast, but it’s clear you’ve conquered it. Bravo!
Exactly! You know it sinks when you stand on it?
I did not know that. I do know cats love cardboard boxes, though. Get some for your dudes.
Cool! I saw this statue in Rio! It’s an interesting use of perspective here.
Yes, the perspective is very interesting. How wonderful that you actually got to see this, one of the “Seven Wonders of the World”. Well, when/if you come to Toronto, I will show you one of the “Seven Alleys Of The World”! xx
That would be great! xx
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Wow! Really wonderful! This is religious art i love. You are a star, Resa! Thank you so much. Michael
You are very welcome! I was lucky to find it! _Resa
Great! Thank you Resa! Michael
A fitting tribute to the artist. Well done. Meanwhile, I like this one. First of all, powerful and well done. Secondly, it’s location is a surprise – a visual contradiction for me.
One never knows where one will find what in this life. Street art is a metaphor to that point! Glad you like it, Frank!
This is fabulous Resa! The mural itself is amazing — but so are your photos. I like the way you walk us through each picture in detail. Of course, as others have pointed out, the reflection in the car window takes this set of pictures to another level. This is one of my favorites.
It was a wonderful find! I’m so glad you came to see it. And, agree that the reflection is very cool. 😀
Resa, the mural moved my heart and spirit this morning bringing smiles alive! You capture the deepness of each mural you take. One can see the lovely spirit within you through what you share. God bless you, my dear sister!
I so happy you came to see this wonderful work of art. I’m so glad you like it, and it moved your spirit! God bless to you!
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Resa publishes one of my favorite blogs. Her blog features “Street Art” punctuated by her outstanding photography.
I am in awe of this iconic statue and your talents. Bless you, Resa!
Thank you, Sidran! it was a very special find! 😀
These are all great photographs, Res, but the first one is majestic. The glow very appropriate for the subject matter. I agree, it looks like its a difficult one to photograph. Nicely done ….
Thank you, Isadora!!! 😀
I love how they’ve angled the statue here for the artwork. It’s marvelous!
The vantage point is amazing. The mural doesn’t only depict the famous statue. It is a separate work of art on its own.
It was hard to shoot, but I’m happy with the outcome!