Sunday, July 08, 2007

7 New Wonders of the World

According to New7Wonders, the nonprofit organization that conducted the poll, about 100 million votes were cast by the Internet and cellphone text messages to determine the 7 new wonders of the world which comprise:

1. The Great Wall of China
2. The Colosseum in Rome
3. The Taj Mahal in India
4. Petra in Jordan
5. Machu Picchu in Peru
6. The Statue of Christ the Redeemer in Brazil
7. Chichen Itza in Mexico

One week and one month from today I'll be able to cross #5 off my list.


william d. anderson said...

thanks for posting this. i meant to look and see what they finally concluded on this story. i'm kind of disappointed, only because the most interesting things are missing (imho). these are great...relatively old structures, but wonders? not really...stonehenge, easter island, at least those still elicit some mystery. and machu picchu is certainly a marvel...the audacity to inhabit that place. its incredible. but we still can look at it, understand it. i would have to venture that the human genome project, atomic fusion, google, and the bush administration are far more compelling as wonders of the world. was it the greeks or the vikings that first declared the seven wonders of the world? i dont remember but i think it was the WTF! of their time. something that when seen with fresh eyes is baffling. i usually think there's really nothing new under the sun, but when you start thinking about the evolution of technology over the past 2-300years, its baffling.

i'm so jealous that youre going to peru. that should be an amazing trip.

The Lone Beader said...

I agree. These structures aren't really wonders... We know how and why they were built... I am surprised that Easter Island and Stonehenge are not on that list, and the Great Wall of China and the Colosseum are?? :/

But, it is AWESOME that you will get to see one... That is so exciting!

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