Haaaaaaalleluja! This dude might be the thing that’s mostly linked with the city of Rio de Janeiro, even the entire Brazil. It’s quite hard to miss this 39,6 meters tall & 700 tons little guy from any part of the city, standing there at the top of mountain Corcovado.
First I was super exited and thought I would have the chance of taking one of those magic pictures you see on post cards. But the closer I got, the more I realized I would need a helicopter to do that, or the entire mountain for myself. Because the place was kind of crowded when we where there.. So I skipped the idea of taking a amazing shot of the white man, and instead I took the chance to enjoy the view, and what a view it was!On the photo above you can see the Ipanema district to the left, and the Leblon district to the right, with the canal dividing them apart. Both of them are places for the richer people of Rio. Just behind the hill to the left lies the hostel I’m staying at.I don’t believe I’ve ever seen so many cameras before, and guess what kind of poses everyone where doing..
Most cameras was most likely directed against the Cristo, and he sure was cool, but I still enjoyed the view more, and I wasn’t alone. During this day we visited a few more sites around the city, I’ll show you the rest in the upcoming posts. I booked this little tour together with Xola (hope I spell it right) who I met at my hostel, really nice girl from Berlin.My absolute favorite place we visited during this day is the one you see bellow, far away in the distance, rising towards the sky like a giant tampon. I don’t believe the guys living bellow the Cristo are that poor..On our way down from Cristo, in the middle of the stairs we met a hot supermodel who everyone wanted to take a photo of.You weren’t expecting something girlish where you..?If you consider visiting the Cristo, try not to do it during the weekend as we did, the place is quite crowded..But I can really recommend visiting this spot, it’s quite sweet ;)
Take care! Tchau! /Erik