Monday, 7 December 2009

Jesus the redeemer statue in brazil

Statue of Christ the Redeemer (Portuguese: Cristo Redentor) is a statue of Jesus Christ in the style of Art Deco architecture and the largest in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The statue has a height of 38 meters and is located at the top of Corcovado Mountain is 710 m high in the Tijuca Forest National Park, overlooking the city. This statue is a symbol of Christianity, and became a symbol of city pride. This statue hand open seen by many as a sign of the warmth of the Brazilian population.

The idea to build a large statue atop Corcovado had emerged since the mid 1850s, when Catholic priest Pedro Maria Boss requested financing from Princess Isabel to build a large religious monument. Princess Isabel did not gagsan it, which was completely dismissed in 1889, when Brazil became a republic, with laws mandating the separation of church and state.

The second proposal for a large landmark statue on the mountain was made in 1921 by the Archdiocese of Rio de Janeiro. Archdiocese of organizing an event called Semana do Monumento ( "Monument Week") to attract donations, which came mostly from Brazilian Catholics. The designs considered for the "Statue of Christ" included a representation of the Christian cross, a statue of Jesus with a globe in his hand, and a pedestal symbolizing the world. Eventually the statue of Christ the Redeemer with open arms was chosen.

source: eksplorasi-dunia.blogspot