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Another "Where in the world"

#1 Post by Brian » Sat Apr 03, 2010 9:54 am

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#2 Post by northbrook » Sat Apr 03, 2010 12:14 pm

I don`t think it`s the one in Rio de Janeiro, too modern looking.................thinkng !!

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#3 Post by xpaddy » Sat Apr 03, 2010 2:56 pm

I was thinking on the same lines
that it was Rio De Janeiro.

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#4 Post by Richiemac » Sat Apr 03, 2010 4:39 pm

Looks like the Christ statue in Cuzco, Peru?? ;--)

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#5 Post by victor » Sat Apr 03, 2010 7:42 pm

Arkansas Eureka Springs Christ Of The Ozarks Statue Giant Jesus Religion New Testament Christianity Magnetic Mountain Monumental Stock Photography

www.worldofstock.com/closeups/TAU7921.php

Think this looks familiar?????

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#6 Post by Brian » Sat Apr 03, 2010 8:13 pm

Thats it. :D

Pat Reid sent me the picture, along with this description.

It is called Christ of the Ozarks and is in Eureka Springs, Arkansas.

Completed and dedicated in 1966, the statue was sculpted by the late Emmet Sullivan, one of the artisans who sculpted Mount Rushmore. As you view the statue, you may want to keep in mind these interesting facts about Christ of the Ozarks.

Every inch of the remarkable sculpture was built by hand. No poured segments were used in the statue's construction. At an altitude of 1500 feet, the statue is made of 24 layers of white mortar on a steel frame and weighs over two million pounds. The foundation, which is virtually welded into the rock of the mountain, required 340 tons of concrete interlaced with steel.

During construction, the framework of the statue was completely surrounded by scaffolding. Workers had to build an elevator up the side of the framework in order to reach the statue's higher segments. Taller than most humans, the hands from wrist to fingertip measure approximately 7 feet. The statue's arm spread from fingertip to fingertip spans 65 feet.

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#7 Post by northbrook » Sat Apr 03, 2010 8:21 pm

Would not of thought of North America at all as these statues are mostly associated with the South American continent, thanks Pat interesting stats. also........................

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