Christ the Redeemer

Once upon a time, there was a big mountain called Corcovado in a beautiful city called Rio de Janeiro in Brazil. The people who lived in Rio loved their city and wanted to celebrate its 100th birthday. They decided to build a giant statue of Jesus Christ on top of the mountain to show their faith and gratitude.

They asked a French sculptor named Paul Landowski to design the statue. He made a model of Jesus with his arms open wide, as if he was blessing and embracing the whole city. Then he sent his model to Brazil, where a Brazilian engineer named Heitor da Silva Costa and his team started to build it.

They used reinforced concrete and soapstone tiles to make the statue strong and durable. They worked hard for nine years, carrying materials up the mountain by train and by hand. They faced many challenges, such as bad weather, lightning strikes and accidents. But they never gave up.

Finally, in 1931, they finished their masterpiece. The statue was 30 meters (98 feet) tall and weighed 635 tons. It was called Christ the Redeemer, or Cristo Redentor in Portuguese. It was one of the largest statues of Jesus in the world and one of the seven wonders of the modern world.

The people of Rio were very happy and proud of their statue. They celebrated with fireworks and music. They thanked God for giving them such a beautiful gift. They felt that Christ was watching over them and protecting them from harm.

Ever since then, Christ the Redeemer has been a symbol of peace and harmony for Rio de Janeiro and Brazil. Millions of tourists visit it every year to admire its beauty and feel its presence. At night, it is lit up with different colors, making it even more majestic.

The end.