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.