Tierra Santa (Holy Land) is one of the world’s strangest theme parks.
It tells the story of Jesus’ life, with over 30 fibreglass displays that depict key moments from the Bible.
The highlight of any visit is an enormous plastic mountain from which Jesus rises every hour – on the hour.
To a rousing chorus of Handel’s ‘Messiah’, the 40ft-tall robo-Christ emerges from the mountain, turns his face towards the sky, closes his eyes, then turns his palms upwards show how the gory nail holes from his crucifixion have disappeared.
Then JC disappears back inside his mountain – for 60 minutes, anyway.
The park, in the Argentinian capital of Buenos Aires, is definitely worth a visit, especially if you’re a nun… nuns get in for free!
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My Instagram profile is packed with bizarre travel pics. I post two striking photos every weekday. I’ve snapped interesting and unusual people, places, animals and ceremonies around the world. I have such sights to show you!
This #picture is from when I was #waiting outside of a riteaid a few days ago in #fortbraggca . During the short moments in which Tzu and I were waiting here in this spot, a very #strange succession of events transpired... A #bizarre and rather crazed man materialized out of nowhere in front of me, screaming very loudly "somebody stole my moms box!!" Followed by other incoherent and seemingly rageful psychobabble. I think he was on drugs. He was screaming loudly, and seemed distressed and unable to control himself. He sat down next to me for a few moments and began scream talking more psychobabble at me, while intermittently getting up and pacing around in front of me manically. I did not move. I froze, and turned my head away, petting Tzu nervously, who was barking, and wondering if I should just run into the store with my dog for safety, and hoping no one around was associating me with this person by mere proximity. Thankfully, after pacing around in more circles, he eventually walked away, but would stop and turn around intermittently to stare me down from acrossed the street. Once he was mostly out of view, a portly old man with glasses materialized in front me out of the same nowhere this other character had just appeared moments before, and in stark contrast, handed me 6 dollars for no reason, saying "I just have to give this to you, so if anyone asks, I gave this to you, ok? Good luck kid." I like #money , so I accepted it, and thanked him for his kind and generous gesture. Then, he was gone. This all occured in a time frame of 5 minutes outside of a rite aid.