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Sunday, May 31, 2009

King of Kings

While on a business trip in Cincinnati I stopped by the Solid Rock Church in Monroe to get a picture of the King of Kings Statue.

The statue stands 62 foot tall and is reported to be the largest sculpture of Jesus Christ in the United States. The sculpture can be seen from Interstate 75.

It's easy to see how the statue has gotten two of it's nicknames, Touchdown Jesus and Big Butter Jesus. The comedian Heywood Banks made the statue even more famous when he wrote the song "Big Butter Jesus". The Big Butter reference comes from the statues resemblance to statues carved out of butter you see at the state fair.

The water was too choppy for me to get a good reflection shot. I bet this would make for a great night shot.


Anonymous said...

Of course, this statue burned down after being struck by lighting...

Russ Martin (AKA "Steeple Chaser") said...

Yes, and they are rebuilding a replacement. The new statue will not look like the old one. My blog got over 800 hits from Internet Searches when it burned down.