Rio de Janeiro is the 2nd biggest city in Brazil. Brazil have been FIFA World Cup champions 5 times. They’ve made it into the last 16 stage of the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa. I’m sure that there are tons of Brazilian football fans following their progress in their home country (because football is the biggest sport in Brazil). This photo has been selected as the Daily Cool Photo on Running Wolf’s Rant for today and features the Rio de Janeiro Skyline.
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Estádio do Maracanã (also referred to as “Maracanã Stadium”) is located in Rio de Janeiro in Brazil. The original stadium was built from 1948 to 1950. In 2007 the Estádio do Maracanã was renovated. In 1950 the stadium hosted the FIFA World Cup final. Over 199,000 people attended the match. The stadium now has a seating capacity of 82,238 (making it the largest stadium in Brazil). The stadium is closed for 2010 for renovations to increase the seating capacity to 90,000.
The Christ the Redeemer statue was constructed between 1922 and 1931 on Corcovado Mountain in Rio de Janeiro in Brazil. Heitor da Silva Costa (a local engineer) designed the statue and it was sculpted by French sculptor Paul Landowski. The statue weighs 635 tons, is 39.6 metres (130 ft) tall (including its 9.5 meter (31 feet) pedestal) and is 30 metres (98 ft) wide. This photo has been selected as the Daily Cool Photo for the 30th of March 2010 on Running Wolf’s Rant. Watch this space for more photography updates.