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More than a statue

Duilia de Mello explains what the ‘Christ the Redeemer’ statue means to Brazilians

More than a statue WIKICOMMONS

A landmark in the making

A landmark in the making

EVERY ONCE IN A WHILE, I find myself singing “O Cristo Redentor, braços abertos sobre a Guanabara...” (Christ the Redeemer, open arms over the Guanabara), a wonderful song by Tom Jobim, one of the fathers of Bossa Nova. The singer is referring to the fabulous statue that has become a symbol of the city of Rio de Janeiro, my
hometown in Brazil. 

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