Tuesday, February 9, 2010

The Earth from The Air

The above postcard always in my top wish list.
I so much happy to receive it from Jenny in mail.
Thank you !!


The Corcovado overlooking the city of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Perched on a rocky 2,326 foot high (705m) peak called Corcovado, or 'hunchback', the statue of Christ the Redeemer overlooks the Guanabara Bay and its famous 'Sugarloaf', as well as the city of Rio de Janeiro. The city owes its name - which means 'River of January' - to a misunderstanding by the first Portuguese explorers who dropped anchor in the bay, in January 1502, and thought they had arrived at the mouth of river. The capital of Brazil from 1763 to 1960, Rio de Janeiro has developed into a megalopolis with a population of more than 10 million and spreading out over 30miles (50km). Christ the Redeemer of Corcovado is a reminder that Brazil has the largest Catholic population in the world - approx.141 million (86% of the population). The more than 1 billion Catholics worldwide make up the largest denomination in Christianity.


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postcrossingandotherthingsilike said...

*is proud* LOL

I know you will look after it so I'm really happy you received it ok!