View of Cristo Redentor from behind

A view of the back of the Christ The Redeemer statue on our way up the steps to the platform.

Base of the Cristo Redentor statue.

Our first view of the statue from the front.

View from the top of Corcovado.

From the top of Corcovado, there's a spectacular view of Guanabara Bay as well as Copacabana/Ipanema/Leblon beaches.

Christ the Redeemer in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

The iconic image of Christ The Redeemer.

Sugarloaf Mountain from Corcovado, Brazil

A view of Sugarloaf Mountain and Guanabara Bay

Christ The Redeemer postcard

Here's a vertical shot, fit for a postcard.

History of Cristo Redentor

A sign explaining the history of the Cristo Redentor

Cristo Redentor souvenirs

I found it all a bit tacky, but there were no fewer than 4 gift shops selling almost identical Cristo Redentor souvenirs.

Abandoned building near the Corcovado tram

Some sort of abandoned looking building on the way down from Corcovado on the tram