Alamada, Portugal

Christ The Redeemer

Day 10: Wednesday, April 20, 2005

Christ the Redeemer

This statue is a 28 meter replica of the famous statue at the top of Corcovado (Hunchback) Mountain in Rio de Janeiro. Created by the sculptor of the famed South American monument, the statue was erected in 1959 to thank God for having spared Portugal in World War II. This one is located in the village of Alamada where it commands a high bluff above the Tagus River near the April 25th Bridge.

Compare this statue with Christ the Redeemer in Rio de Janeiro.

April 25th Bridge

Legend of the Seas
waits among freighters across the river.

It's a Steep Bluff

Part of the 10-mile-long Vasco de Gama Bridge
spans across the background.

We spot ms Rotterdam patiently waiting at the dock on the curve of the Tagus River.
Our 12:00 PM scheduled time back to the ship has past. It's time for us to get there.

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