A Selfie With a View: Photographer Snaps Pic Atop Christ the Redeemer Statue

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This is insanity! This photographer was in Rio De Janeiro documenting the preparations for the World Cup and he decided to do a little sightseeing. Fortunately for us, Christ the Redeemer statue was one of the stops on his list.

Most people just take pictures OF the statue and the incredible view that can be seen from the base, but this photographer took things a step further. A lot of steps further, actually.

After climbing up the entire 98 feet of the statue (with the help of two high-wire workmen), Lee Thompson peeked out from the top of the crown and couldn't believe his eyes.

He writes on his website:

My heart was pounding with excitement and I couldn't wait another second. As I popped my head out of the hole in Jesus' crown, I was in total and utter awe as my eyes met with a vast panorama that quite literally took my breath away. Talk about a religious experience! I've never been afraid of heights or tight spaces, but experiencing acrophobia, claustrophobia and profound awe at the same time was something truly remarkable.

He also posted this absolutely insane video from the whole excursion. Since we're afraid of heights, we're happy to appreciate his adventure from the comfort of our computers and while we had to cover our eyes at some parts, we can't deny that it's crazy cool.

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