Christ the Redeemer Statue a Wonder

Painting of Christ the Redeemer statue in Rio de Janeiro
The results of an Internet poll of what people think should be the Seven Wonders of the Modern World were announced on Saturday, which happened to be the date 07/07/07. The results of this "unscientific" poll were:

The Great Wall of China
The ancient city of Petra in Jordan
The statue of Christ the Redeemer in Rio de Janeiro
Machu Picchu in Peru
The Maya ruins of Chichen Itza in Mexico
The Colosseum in Rome
The Taj Mahal in India

The Statue of Christ the Redeemer has always been a "wonder" to me since my late-friend Raymond Neher painted the statue after his trip to Brazil and it just happened to be the painting he was working on when I first met him in San Francisco in 1987.

Before his death from lung cancer in 2004, Raymond asked me which painting I would like to have after his death, and it was this painting that I chose because of my memory of meeting him in front of his easel working on the statue of Christ.

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