As it prepares for the Olympic Games of 2016, Rio de Janeiro is alive with renovation. Authorities are struggling to finish construction of the Olympic Park in time, and the city is hard at work, aiming to impress the world with its new facilities and revitalization. But one of Rio’s most recognized landmarks is not new. It will be 85 years old when the Olympic games make their Brazil debut. The city’s 38 meter-tall iconic statue, Christ the Redeemer, looks over the city from the top of Corcovado Mountain:
Though this statue is probably the most photographed monument in Brazil, the photographer who captured this amazing nighttime shot still managed to impress viewers with an aerial perspective and an inventive composition. Already a popular tourist destination, Christ the Redeemer is sure to be the subject of thousands upon thousands of photos in the next few years.
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