Tallest statue of Christ in the world (when bases aren't counted) at 34.2 meters / Photo: ozziebackpacker
Reminds us how culturally distinct East Timor is from surrounding IndonesiaPhoto: yeowatzup
Standing watch on Corcovado Mountain, likely has the best view of any statue / Photo: tharso
Tallest Christ statue in Europe, designed in post-cubist style / Photo: alfonso benayas
Built in 1959 with a base almost three times taller than the statue itself / Photo: Isa Costa
One of several underwater bronze Christ statues in the world / Photo: Serge Melki
Stands in the geographical center of the country / Photo: RussBowling
Though not a freestanding structure, still one of the largest statues anywhere in the world / Photo: drs2biz
Tallest statue in Latin America at over 46 meters / Photo: Photocapy
Sits right on the bank of the Ganges / Photo: jarmotuisk
Guards the entrance to the enshrined Batu Caves outside of Kuala Lumpur / Photo:~MVI~
A 72-meter statue constructed next to a Buddhist temple / Photo: Wm Jas
World's largest depicting Mary holding Jesus / Photo: Klearchos Kapoutsis
Part of the Kek Lok Si Temple complex on Penang Island / Photo: jerine
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Those are immense statues. I’ve seen a few of them in person and they blow your mind!!! All over central america you can find smaller versions of these statues.
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Nice pics – that underwater Christ is wild.
These photos are lovely — and ecumenical! A beautiful post for what is, to many of us from many different faiths, a sacred time of year.
Thank you so much for such expressive, and respectful treatment of these holy places.
Best wishes to you,
My favorite is the Christ of the Abyss in Key Largo. I hope to see it in person in a few days!
Glad you enjoyed it, Elaine. My thanks goes out to the Flickr photographers for sharing their work!
Can we now have a moment of silence for the Bamiyan Buddhas? Thank you.
Whoa… I didn’t know that Earth is this filled with Christ’s statues.
Can you check out the Christ Statue in Vung Tau, Vietnam. It said to be 32 meters tall and I see no one mentioned about it.
You’re absolutely right. I wanted to include it here but couldn’t find a decent picture.
These are all great photographs!
As far as I can gather, the world’s largest statue is the 128 meter Buddha which can be found in Henan, China. However, that record may not last as indonesia is currently constructing a statue on the resort island of Bali of the Hindu god Vishnu riding his faithful mount Garuda (a mythical bird), and when it is complete it is expected to stand an incredible 146 meters tall!!!
In time of insecurity, pain, loss of loved one or loss of health even the atheists and agnostics turn towards the God(s) of their early age. If you can draw strength and inner peace go for it. Growing up as Greek Orthodox I was introduced to a mysticism that cannot be replaced by any other religion.
“I seek an inheritance that is incorruptible, undefiled, and that will never fade away.” Jesus Christ is the Way!
wonderful pics x
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