Posts Tagged ‘Christ the Redeemer’

Lighting up Christ the Redeemer with a Taylor Swift T-shirt isn’t blasphemy. I still don’t like it.

Monday, November 27th, 2023
Christ the Redeemer

The giant Christ the Redeemer statue in Rio de Janeiro sparked chatter last week when it was fitted with a projected image of a Taylor Swift T-shirt, who launched the Brazil leg of her Eras Tour on Nov. 17. The 124-foot statue of Jesus, with outstretched arms that span 92 feet, can be seen from Read more

Abseiling engineers begin repairs Rio’s Christ the Redeemer

Friday, February 21st, 2014

A team of specialists has begun to repair the statue of Christ the Redeemer, overlooking Rio de Janeiro, after it was damaged by a lightening strike last month. The Rio Archdiocese, owner of the statue, has entrusted the work to a group of abseiling eigineers, to avoid the use of scaffolds, and allow visits to Read more

World’s tallest Marian statue is unveiled

Friday, February 8th, 2013

The world’s tallest statue of the Virgin Mary has been unveiled in the city of Oruro, Bolivia. Standing 45 metres high, the tallest Marian statue is on a 3650-metre mountain south of La Paz, the country’s second largest city. Dedicated to Our Lady of Socavon, it stands nearly 7 metres taller than the Christ the Read more