Weekly Photo Challenge: Atop

March 16, 2017 at 7:31 pm 10 comments

Rio de Janeiro

Location: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Although I’m afraid of heights, it doesn’t stop me from going to high places. It’s worth the risk considering the reward. Aside from the splendid view of surrounding areas, it can be an uplifting experience (no pun intended).

Cristo Redentor Cristo Redentor
Cristo Redentor Cristo Redentor

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Visiting the statue of Christ the Redeemer in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil most definitely fits the bill. It’s located 2,300 feet above sea level atop the Corcovado mountain and takes about 30 minutes to reach by train.

The landmark statue overlooks Rio de Janeiro where it has become a cultural icon and matter of pride. It’s 98 feet tall with its outstretched arms extending up to 92 feet wide. Standing on a 26 feet pedestal, it weighs 635 metric tons. It’s currently listed as one of the New Seven Wonders of the World.

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10 Comments Add your own

  • 1. stenoodie  |  March 16, 2017 at 7:37 pm

    Gorgeous view!

    • 2. plaridel  |  March 16, 2017 at 11:08 pm


      i’m glad you liked it. 🙂

  • 3. Atop: New Views Rijnstraat 8 | What's (in) the picture?  |  March 17, 2017 at 1:00 am

    […] Musings of a Random Mind Weekly Photo Challenge: Atop […]

    • 4. plaridel  |  March 17, 2017 at 10:48 am


      thanks again for the pingback. 🙂

  • 5. Inside the Mind of Isadora  |  March 19, 2017 at 6:15 am

    Your photograph is perfect. Christ the Redeemer high above everyone and everything is definetely ATOP. Nicely done …
    Isadora 😎

    • 6. plaridel  |  March 19, 2017 at 1:55 pm


      i’m glad you liked the picture. thank you.

  • 7. yuhublogger  |  March 23, 2017 at 8:42 am

    Wow! You’ve traveled a lot!

    • 8. plaridel  |  March 23, 2017 at 2:39 pm


      i do, whenever i can. these are old pictures taken in 2012.

      • 9. yuhublogger  |  March 23, 2017 at 9:52 pm

        Oh! These are interesting photographs.

        • 10. plaridel  |  March 24, 2017 at 2:26 pm


          thanks again! 🙂


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