Thinking of Rio

The Rio Olympics are less than a month away. It reminds me of the last time I visited that city a few years back. Like many first-time visitors, I had climbed to the top of the Corcovado, the famous granite mountain that is crowned by the statue of Christ the Redeemer with his outstretched arms overlooking the city of Rio de Janeiro. Once I got up there it looked surreal.  The clouds had rolled in and completely shrouded the city below.  I could see nothing but the peak of another well-known mountain peak, the Sugarloaf Mountain, way in the distance.  While there were many others who were busy snapping images of Christ's statue, I instead chose to photograph the sea of clouds.  This is what Rio's Christ sees, I thought.