Photo of the Week: A Rio Welcome

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Photo of the Week: A Rio Welcome

Brazil, Brazil For LessLife in Rio de Janerio passes in a blur around the city’s longstanding landmark.
Photo by Ari Versiani/ Agencia Ponto

Often featured in aerial shots of Rio’s beautiful skyline, Brazilian photographer Ari Versiani offers us a close-up of the iconic Christ the Redeemer statue. This landmark is located atop the Corcovado hill and towers over those who visit, standing 98 feet tall from head to foot.  It was recently named one of the New Seven Wonders of the World and represents the Christian faith of Rio residents and Brazilians alike. Access to this must-see attraction was made easier in 2002 with the installation of panoramic elevators and escalators that now take visitors to the top of Corcovado hill: in the past, people had to climb 220 steps to reach the top. 

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Britt is addicted to the spontaneous nature of travel and personal growth it inspires. She bought a one-way ticket to South America in 2012, starting her journey in Argentina and slowly traveled north through Chile, Bolivia, and Peru. Unable to shake her addiction of Latin America, she now happily calls Peru home.

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