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Mrs Lifecruisers contribution to theme Looking Up
The Statue of Christ
Here we stand, looking up to him, blessing the city with open arms, on the mountain of Corcovado in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on our trip in Nov-Dec 2005. The Corcovado mountain (looks like a hunchback) is 710 m tall (about 2,400 feet). The Statue of Christ stands about 30 meters high (100 feet), covered in a mosaic of soapstone. You have a wonderful view from up there, over Rio, Copacabana and Sugar Loaf mountain. This time I was not only covered in sweat because of the scary height, it was hot outside and a lot of walking in stairs too!
Whisper: Probably the only time I’ll get the possibility to get a shot of Christ…

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49 Comments on “Photo Scavenger Hunt Looking Up”

    SunshineBlues said:

    This is a wonderful take on the photo hunt theme! I love it! Wish I could have gone on the trip. Very nice! I will post mine very shortly! Not as nice but I did it on the spur of the moment. Thanks so much for the share!

    Lifecruiser: Thanks SunshineBlues, I’m glad you loved it :-) It was a magnificent sight indeed!

    Friday's Child said:

    This is one great photo. You really hit the theme.
    Thanks for looking up with me too.

    Lifecruiser: yes, it sure is great :-)

    Barbara said:

    I love how the clouds complement Jesus so well.

    Lifecruiser: Yes, there is much to love about this pic :-)

    Pass the Torch said:

    Beautiful. When i read the theme, I had really expected to see one like this. Well done.

    Lifecruiser: I’m having so much fun every sauturday, because you get to see so many creative, beautiful or fun photos! It’s very uplifting. Inspirational.

    Philosophical Karen said:

    That really is a great statue. The weather looks perfect too. Wonderful photo for the theme.

    My photo is up too.

    Lifecruiser: Yes, I understand now, that we were lucky with the weather when we were there, because they say that it can be very cloudy or misty views from there.

    Happy and Blue 2 said:

    Glad you explained what the statue was.
    I always thought it was just a statue pointing out stuff to tourists..

    Lifecruiser: *lol* Well, you’re probably right on that too ;-)

    Suzy said:

    I absolutely love this photo! Great photo for this weeks theme!

    Lifecruiser: Well, I have to admit that it was really impressive even in real life :-)

    on the Rock said:

    That’s quite the place to visit! Great idea. :roll:

    Lifecruiser: Yes, it really was!

    tnchick said:

    Ya know, I’ve never saw Him in statue. Excellent photo… I always get to see such cool and amazin’ things when I’m here… hehe

    Lifecruiser: Me neither before this and probably not again? A magnificent sight. How creative to build it! Glad you enjoy our pics, we love to share them with you. And may we say that we always love your pics too? They are really creative, there is thought behind them.

    pamela said:

    Lookin’ up at this magnificent statue of Christ is awesome! Brazil has quite a work of art there, 100 ft., my goodness and covered in soap stone at that. Thanks so much for the uplifting picture!:roll:

    Lifecruiser: Yes, they sure has! Impressive indeed.

    Mandy said:

    Great shot Mrs Lifecruiser! I’d love to go to Brazil, I had a friend from there a few years ago.

    Mandy :=)

    Lifecruiser: Yes, it sure was interesting and beautiful to visit, but I don’t know if I could live there with all that crimes…

    Janet said:

    Beautiful statue! Looks like the ones in LOTR: Fellowship!

    Lifecruiser: I didn’t know. Maybe they used this one as a model?

    Pat said:

    Spectacular photo!!!

    Lifecruiser: Yes and even more to see it in real life :-)

    viamarie said:

    Wow! This is truly a great photo for this week’s theme.

    Enjoy your weekend!

    Lifecruiser: Thanks viamarie, I hope you have a wonderful weekend too :-)

    martin said:

    Hey folks this photo hunt thing sounds like fun whatever it maybe?

    Hope you are both well and enjoying life, it is nice and sunny here in England, the wife is away at the moment, she went to see Robbie Williams an English popstar play in concert, so I have just got up and the house is a mess.

    Have a great weekend!


    The Sticklands!

    Lifecruiser: Yes, it really is, maybe you should consider to join? Aha, so wife is away adoring another guy is she? *lol* Well, it’s a lot of people liking Robbie so no wonder. And perhaps no wonder that your house is a mess either, when the cat is away… ;-) Hope your weekend is awesome anyway!!!

    Gattina said:

    The statue is great, the photo too, but is he really looking up ? I can only see black holes (lol)

    Lifecruiser: Thanks. No he isn’t looking up, it’s we who look up to him :-)

    Wystful1 said:

    I knew this photo as soon as it began to load for me!! It’s so beautiful and yet, so chilling to view in person…ya know?

    Mine’s up

    Lifecruiser: Yes, I guess that’s why there is so many billions of photos of him, I’m sure.

    Dawn said:

    Aweome photo. This is one is beautiful!

    Lifecruiser: Thanks. Yes, it truly is art in double meaning.

    MamaDuck said:

    It is very impressive and what a beautiful day for a photo! Happy Saturday – we’re up as well now!!

    Lifecruiser: Yes, we got lucky with the weather for a change :-)

    Ma said:

    That is a beautiful statue of the greatest man who walked this earth and saved our souls. Thank you for sharing and for stopping by.

    Lifecruiser: Thank you and you’re welcome Ma :-)

    expatraveler said:

    Wow – very tall and up. I think there is one like that in N. California too.. thanks for the visit and well wishes.

    Lifecrusier: Yes, i remember seen some other some time on the internet, but dont remember where.

    Kim from Hiraeth said:

    I’ve seen pictures of this but I had no idea you could walk up to it!

    I guess you learn something new everyday, eh?

    Mine’s up!

    Lifecruiser: They have a train the first part of it, then you can walk the stairs and I believe they even had elevators some part of the way.

    Frances said:

    I’ve seen it in so many movies; it must have been incredible to see it live.
    Thanks for swinging by my blog.
    Take care,

    Lifecruiser: Yes, it were. Magnificent. All the way to the top and the statue. For us probably once in a lifetime experience, so better to really capture it in photos :-)

    Irish Church Lady said:

    He da man! :grin:

    Lifecruiser: Yeeeah :-)

    Leesa said:

    Very pretty shot!

    Lifecruiser: Thanks Leesa :-)

    Tricia said:

    Great photo and an interesting story of climbing the mountain too. Our new Brazilian boarder was in the room when your photo came up so I called him over and asked him if he’d been there and if he’d seen the statue and he said yes he’s visited it once. (He’s from San Paulo).

    Lifecruiser: Ah, yes, now I remember reading about your Brazilian boarder. Well, Sao Paolo is a big town too with one of their most used airports I think. We changed flights there. Stayed one night by mistake too (don’t ask!). Sorry we didn’t get the chance to do some seightseeing in Sao Paolo, that would have been great.

    GoofyJ said:

    What an awesome photo! It must have been amazing to see that in person :) Mine’s up

    Lifecruiser: Yes, it was. Incredible!

    Sariah said:

    I can’t think of anything better to look up to. Great photo for this week!

    Lifecruiser: Thanks Sariah. It truly is great.

    Jan said:

    That’s a huge statue!! Perfect photo for today. What an awesome thing to look up too.

    thanks for the visit today.

    Lifecruiser: Yes, it was really spectacular.

    stacie said:

    very nice pic! Great idea for the theme! I played too. Stacie

    Lifecruiser: Thanks Stacie, i’ll pop over.

    Lazy Daisy said:

    Wow, totally awesome picture. I’ve seen it in pictures but never close up. Excellent choice of theme!

    Lifecruiser: It’s very impressive in real life, more than you get from this pic. A fantastic statue placed on a fantastic high spot. Reaching to heaven :-)

    Gina said:

    I lurk every week for the photo thingy but cannot seem to figure it out?! Are there rules published somewhere? (sidebar: that may be the closest I get to Jesus, by way of your web site!)

    Lifecruiser: Yes, you can read about it here: PSHUNT. Start there and don’t hesitate to ask me questions about it if you need too :-)

    SilverWillow said:

    The content of this photo is close to my heart. In looking at this it makes me feel as if he is embracing the world…and he is.
    Thank you for sharing it!
    Mine is up too.

    Lifecruiser: Of course it was much more impressive in real life. You felt very small standing there…

    Lisa said:

    I’ve always wanted to see that. Lovely :-)

    Lifecruiser: Oh, I’m glad you got to see it here at least then! Sorry I can’t transport you back there ;-)

    Kasia said:

    I would love to see this statue myself one day. It seems to be overwhelming ..and full of good energy. Christ is just embracing the city, the sky, the space. It is great.

    Lifecruiser: I hope you will. You got that right, alright!

    Carmen said:

    I’ve always wanted to see that in person. Thanks for sharing it today. :)

    Lifecruiser: I hope you get the oppertunity to go there!

    Maribeth said:

    I haven’t been there, but my Hubby has. He says it is an icredible site!

    Lifecruiser: Yes, it is. This pic can’t do it justice.

    Michael said:

    I’ve always liked this statue… very nice photo!

    Lifecruiser: It’s a very impressive creation yes.

    deb said:

    Lovely image :grin:
    Thanks for visiting today!

    Lifecruiser: Thanks Deb :-)

    Marti said:

    Great photo and great concept for the theme! Thanks for stopping by. :)

    Lifecruiser: Thanks Marti :-)

    Jazzy said:

    What a beautiful shot. He is so nicely framed by the blue sky.

    Lifecruiser: Yes, it’s very suitable :-)

    Pam said:

    Wow, you sure get around the world!!
    Lovely photo.
    Thanks for visiting me and leaving a kind comment.

    Lifecruiser: Thanks Pam. Yes, we have and will again. Just now we’re kind of stuck here because of other things, otherwise we would have been pout somewhere :-) You’re welcome.

    Caroline said:

    That is a pretty photo. The clouds add something. They kinda flow out of the statue.

    Lifecruiser: Yes, I see what you mean :-)

    barman6 said:

    Very interesting picture for the hunt. I had not thought of that. Thank you.

    Lifecruiser: Thanks barman6. I’m sure you had if you’ve had the photo :-)

    Teena said:

    Cool shot!

    Mine’s up :)

    Lifecruiser: Thanks Teena. I’ll pop over and see what you’ve got :-)

    presentstorm said:

    This is awesome!!! Thank you so much for sharing it :)

    Lifecruiser: your welcome, thanks for your kind words :-)

    Trista said:

    What a beautiful photo and a wonderful take on this week’s theme! Great job!

    Lifecruiser: Thanks Trista :-)

    eph2810 said:

    What an awesome ‘looking’ up’ picture. I can not believe all the place you two have traveled, but have not made it to our AZ :) …AZ is the best during the winter months though.
    Thank you for stopping by yesterday.

    Lifecruiser: Well, I really hope we’ll make it there some day! I guess it’s the same with AZ as with South America, we did choose to not go there during their summer, because that would have been too hot for us :-)

    Tricia said:

    Me again! Hey, that statue was featured several times in the season premiere of CSI Miami on Monday night. Cool to see different views of it and to see how truely huge it is! Amazing.

    Lifecruiser: Yes, and the photo can’t do it justice. As always you have to experience it in real life to really know how it is.

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