1926-1931: Construction of Christ the Redeemer, Rio

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  1. theAcefromSpace

    Then, six days before the Passover, Jesus came to Bethany, where Lazarus lived, whom he had raised from the dead. So they prepared a dinner for Jesus there. Martha was serving, and Lazarus was among those present at the table with him. Then Mary took three quarters of a pound of expensive aromatic oil from pure spikenard and anointed the feet of Jesus. She then wiped his feet dry with her hair. (Now the house was filled with the fragrance of the perfumed oil.) But Judas Iscariot, one of his disciples (the one who was going to betray him) said, “Why wasn’t this oil sold for three hundred silver coins and the money given to the poor?”

  2. [pbr]

    theAcefromSpace: Yeap, but dont waste your time with guys like SirFatty. To guys like that you just says: go f**k yourself!

  3. SirFatty

    @[pbr]: Thanks for proving my point. False piety at its finest. You should take your own advise.

    @theAcefromSpace: And that passage does not strike you as completely absurd?

    I though people were discouraged from talking to imaginary friends while still in their youth.

  4. [pbr]

    Using my own advice that I gave to theAcefromSpace… ;)

    SirFatty: go f**k yourself!

    • SirFatty

      You won’t make it to heaven with that potty mouth!

      Perhaps if you were fondled by a priest, your sins will be forgiven by the Vatican and you can continue to buy your way to redemption.


  5. Ken

    At the risk of interrupting this religious dispute, I have two questions:

    1. Was this statue poured in place, or assembled of pieces poured elsewhere? The photos are unclear on this.

    2. In the penultimate photo, is that a Consolidated Commodore flying boat?

    Thanks, folks.

  6. Aces


    Considering only the BODY of the statues, they are about the same size, but Liberty is higher because of the upraised arm.

    Liberty statue however has a much bigger podium where it stands over.

    On the other hand, Christ Redeemer statue sits atop a 750 meters high mountain.


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