WelCom March 2023
The Christ the Redeemer statue, a landmark of Brazil since it was completed in 1931, was struck by lightning in February. A photographer named Fernando Braga was in the vicinity to capture the electrifying moment. Located atop the Corcovado mountain, the sculpture is 98 feet high and presents itself as if Jesus Christ is overlooking Rio de Janeiro. Its monumentality and symbolism, as well as the unbeatable views one can get from the lookout, draw about 2 million visitors each year.