Photographer's Note

Today I participated at the Lisbon Mini Marathon (, beginning at the 25th April bridge and ending at Mosteiro dos Jerónimos, at Belém; on the bridge platform, in the beggining of this event with 35000 people (!) I noticed a curious happening: near the statue of Christ the King there was this helicopter, from a TV broadcasting station, covering this event.
So, I just had time to shoot the picture, and this is what I got. I think it is a curious one, and you can see the size of the statue by looking at the people (at the bottom) or even at the helicopter...
Here are some data about this monument:

Height of the hill above the river Tagus - 113 m
The monument itself
Height - 110,60 m
Depth of the bracket -14 m
Volume of the whole complex of reinforced concrete - 20.000 m3
Weigh - 41 thousand metric tons (1 ton - 2204.6 lbs)
Base - 25 metres by 25 metres
Pedestal - 82 square metres
Statue - 28 square metres
Visibility - from 20 kilometres
Details of the Statue
Head - 4,05 m
Heart - 1,89 m
Arms - 10 m
Sleeves (height) - 5 m
Spanse, from fingertip to fingertip - 28 m
Authors to the project
Architec: António Lino
Engineer: D. Francisco de Mello e Castro
Mestre Francisco Franco (Statue of Christ the King)
Mestre Leopoldo de Almeida (Statue of Our lady of Fátima in the chapel)

(These data where obtained here:

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