Christ Redeemer, by Monica de Biase.
And so our Corcovado wins. Or, is one of the winners. As I wrote in the blog a couple of weeks ago, I did not vote on it, as I didn’t know which wonder to vote for and as I didn’t want to give a vote for “our” monument just because I am Brazilian. Anyways, I am happy with the results announced on July 7th, 2007 and hope it expresses the world’s true opinion, not just one nation’s. The official New7Wonders site shows all the seven modern wonders.
Here in Brazil, there was a revitalization project in 2003 to give the Christ Redeemer new life and a little modernity: escalators and elevators, as until before then, you could only climb to the top by stairs. The site of the project, entitled Projeto Cristo Redentor (Christ Redeemer Project) talks about the the project, the monument and its history.
Now, enjoy the beautiful images in the sites and read the info about it, while you practice English. Don’t you dare read it in the Portuguese or Spanish version! Hehehe… And let’s hope we’ll all get a chance to visit the Wonder, I just wish our country gets to solve all the problems with crime and drug in Rio…