Christ the redeemer statue – Rio de janeiro Brazil

grey Christ the redeemer statue   Rio de janeiro Brazil
grey Christ the redeemer statue   Rio de janeiro Brazil

Christ the redeemer statue in Rio de janeiro Brazil stands almost 40 metres tall (39.6) and is made out of concrete and soapstone covered with thousands of tiles and stands. I was more interested in the hundreds of people jostling for place to take the obligatory photo arms outstretched. What is it with me? At the Louvre I was more interested in finding paintings which looked like friends, at Macchi Picchu I spent half an hour watching a rabbit. Here I am giggling at bazooka wielding Chinese doing what they do best. Maybe I suffer ADHD – Attention deficit holiday disorder. Well the statue was amazing, inspired and all that. The views were truly incredible from the top of the hill. Did I mention how funny the people were having their photos taken?

 

On the bus ride up I got chatting to Jane. We decided to share photo duty and help each other with photos, arm outstretched at the top. On the way down Jane mentioned that she is a designer for books and has worked for random house publishing. I have got her card safely in my wallet. Jane mentioned a monthly market which she was heading to, it was near my hotel so I decided to tag along. At the market we bumped our way through the crowds looking at stalls full of both tacky rubbish and amazing artworks. I clutched my bag the whole way.

grey Christ the redeemer statue   Rio de janeiro Brazil grey Christ the redeemer statue   Rio de janeiro Brazil For dinner tonight I had subway. Not traditional or exciting but close and safe. I scuttled down the hill like a rabbit and was back at my hotel in no time. Belly full, relaxed behind the razor wire fence and writing on my computer. I can hear a mad sunday session next door but am content with my quiet beer next to the pool.

 

Winding down, getting mentally prepared for home. Already starting to plan my next adventure….

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