Worldwide Wednesday: Christo’s Middle Finger

See “the Wonderful City” from Christ’s point of view in today’s amazing video.  The monument Cristo Redentor is having a few repairs to the middle finger, and a camera crew went up with the workers to share the stunning vista from atop those arms spreading across 28 meters, way far high above Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.  Wiki says the statue was created by French sculptor Paul Landowski and built by the Brazilian engineer Heitor da Silva Costa, in collaboration with the French engineer Albert Caquot. The statue is made of reinforced concrete and soapstone, and was constructed between 1922 and 1931.  It is 30 metres (100 ft) tall, not including its 8-metre pedestal, and is located at the peak of the 700-metre  Corcovado mountain in the Tijuca Forest National Park with a truly dizzying overlook on the city of Rio.

What happened to baby Jesus’ middle finger? We have video of that too: