Dion's random ramblings

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

The world's largest statue of Christ gets struck by lightning!

I came across this incredible picture of the statue of Christ the Redeemer in Rio being struck by Lightning!

This was the dramatic scene as the world's largest statue of Jesus was hit by lightning.

The bolt parted the thunderclouds over Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, to strike Christ the Redeemer.

The statue is 130ft tall, is made of 700 tons of reinforced concrete and stands atop the 2,296ft Corcovado mountain overlooking the city.

christ statue

Heavens above: The statue is struck during Sunday's storms

It was named one of the new Seven Wonders of the World in 2007.

Sunday's storm caused havoc in Rio, felling trees in several neighbourhoods - but did not damage the statue.

This amazing photograph gives whole new meaning to the phrase "May God strike me with lightning if..."

Yikes, I am sure that a few superstitious persons made something more of this than just a fierce electrical storm!


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