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[guidogodoy] Thursday, January 30, 2014 10:28:05 AM 
Oh, I have a ton but just not from this trip. You can go up to Corcovado (the statue of Christ) but just to the platform - not a hollow statue like the Statue of Liberty, for example. You can also go up Pão de Azúçar. Been to both a few times in the past - once for me and another when I had a friend come to run the Rio marathon. Usually, you do both attractions the same day as they are in Rio. The pictures I posted are from across the bay and it is a long commute thanks to the traffic. The trifecta of attractions is to include the infamous stadium, Maracaná. You normally have to hire a driver as the drug lords rule the spots, especially the drive up to Christ, and kidnappings and random violence are not uncommon.

I'll dig up some old pictures when I get a chance. The statue is absolutely huge. Keep in mind that those shots are from across the bay and that gives you an idea. The museum is on the side of Niterói. Corcorvado and Pão de Azúçar are WAY off in the distance 25-30km at LEAST. 
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[Budred] Thursday, January 30, 2014 3:19:33 AM 

@Guido. You know I'm not religious so I was never interested in that statue but the view from up there has to be incredible. I've seen photos from up close but wasn't sure if general public was able to go to the top. If so any pics?

[i flick my boogers] Wednesday, January 29, 2014 10:32:01 AM 
 hmmmmmmm.....i wonder also..
i'm guessing they keep it in the ol' rock pile
haha

 

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[guidogodoy] Wednesday, January 29, 2014 9:02:36 AM 
Yes, ol' Cristo Rey is due for a touch-up soon (planned for next year, I believe). They even saved some of the original stone. 

I would really like to see how they do it. Super Duper Glue? Heck, I wonder where they keep all this unused rock!

  [Show/Hide Quoted Message] (Quoting Message by Vaillant 3.0 from Tuesday, January 28, 2014 11:35:17 PM)
[Vaillant 3.0] Tuesday, January 28, 2014 11:35:17 PM 
No idea. Sheer luck, perhaps. Any idea if the statue will get a new thumb?

  [Show/Hide Quoted Message] (Quoting Message by guidogodoy from Tuesday, January 28, 2014 8:14:35 PM)
[guidogodoy] Tuesday, January 28, 2014 8:14:35 PM 
Best to look at Corcovado. Just struck again by lightening and blew off a thumb! Wonder why it didn't hit the cell towers that seem to be higher to the right?



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[Vaillant 3.0] Tuesday, January 28, 2014 6:53:32 PM 
Ooh! What a sight for sore eyes! Thought I'd have to look at that homeless Santa pic forever.

Thanks! Those are some great pics of Rio.
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[guidogodoy] Tuesday, January 28, 2014 12:55:03 PM 
Brasil, Natal 2013

Pedra de Itapuca wiht the Modern Art Museum to the right, COOL clouds rolling over the statue of Cristo Rey in the distance between the two with Pão de Azúçar (Sugarloaf mountain) to the left.



The museum is in Niterói. Christ statue can still be seen. It is in Rio. Look closely to the right of he museum.


Don't think Brasil is into football? Look at the Xmas tree at in the local supermarket.



Now look closely! Heh....guards were really watching me here.


Frozen pipes here. I miss the 120F temps already.
Christ to the far left in Rio, Museum to the right. An old church is on that island between the two (looks like it is connected to the museum).



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[Vaillant 3.0] Tuesday, December 03, 2013 5:31:45 PM 
What? You think I'm trying to sound like that twit-of-the-century? Perish the thought! I already tried and failed, like, a hundred times!

  [Show/Hide Quoted Message] (Quoting Message by guidogodoy from Monday, December 02, 2013 11:59:26 PM)
[guidogodoy] Tuesday, December 03, 2013 3:32:20 PM 
Well, I am not really feeling high just yet but it is still early in the day....

BTW, I can channel JP so they were with me all the time!


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[Budred] Tuesday, December 03, 2013 3:25:16 PM 

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[Head banger] Tuesday, December 03, 2013 8:00:22 AM 
 have you higher feeling now?  a true fan would never leave the site to go see a waterfall.  and a true fan can never make a post without some kind of picture of priest, not just a priest cross somewhere priest isnt.  



 

  [Show/Hide Quoted Message] (Quoting Message by guidogodoy from Monday, December 02, 2013 11:59:26 PM)
[guidogodoy] Monday, December 02, 2013 11:59:26 PM 
Sorry, I don't believe you. You write complete sentences that actually make sense.

  [Show/Hide Quoted Message] (Quoting Message by Vaillant 3.0 from Monday, December 02, 2013 11:44:56 PM)
[Vaillant 3.0] Monday, December 02, 2013 11:44:56 PM 
*gasp* How DARE you insult the pure hearts and minds of these true truest of true Judas Priest fans. Their extremely high higher feelings for the HOOOOOOOOOT Metal Gods take them even higher than even the highest stratosphere. Silly fans like you will never understand.

Go eat a hamburger, sh!!t fan!


You forgot "crazy biker boogie boy".

Edit: Forgot to add the color! To make my post 100 times more annoying~!
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[guidogodoy] Monday, December 02, 2013 8:55:06 PM 
¡Gracias! Even better is when I come home, see some 80+ messages and a handful from friends!
Thank you, Murray!! Let me guess, a lot of FB photos and comments about "taking me higher" and HOOOOT Rob?

To me "Hoot" is a noise an owl makes. Fuckin' idiots!!
[Vaillant 3.0] Monday, December 02, 2013 7:21:45 PM 
Ooooh, purdy.



  [Show/Hide Quoted Message] (Quoting Message by guidogodoy from Sunday, December 01, 2013 9:51:22 PM)
[Becks] Monday, December 02, 2013 6:34:58 PM 
Great pics, those waterfalls are amazing.

  [Show/Hide Quoted Message] (Quoting Message by guidogodoy from Sunday, December 01, 2013 9:51:22 PM)
[guidogodoy] Monday, December 02, 2013 2:40:37 AM 
Ice forms from the waterfall spray in mid-air. Really kewl but made for dangerous climbing both up and down. Catch one of those ice tubes in the grooves of a boot / shoe and you'd find the quick way down over the jagged rocks which were already covered in moss. Insanely slick surface until you make your way out of the waterfall spray. Then? Just bake on the rocks!

Highly recommended trip for anyone who likes nature and aggressive hikes. About 6 state parks in driving distance.

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[Head banger] Sunday, December 01, 2013 10:51:25 PM 
 sweet pics.  how does the spray make the tubes?
ice or minerals?


 

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