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New 7 Wonders Of The World - Vote NOW!  
User currently offlineL410Turbolet From Czech Republic, joined May 2004, 5668 posts, RR: 20
Posted (7 years 8 months 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 3217 times:

Just in case you did not know, voting for the new seven wonders of the world is under way. You may choose 7 out of the 21 finalists:

Acropolis
Alhambra
Angkor Wat
Chichen Itza
Christ Redeemer statue in Rio de Janeiro
Colosseum in Rome
Easter Island Statues
Eiffel Tower
Great Wall
Hagia Sophia
Kiyomizu Temple
Kremlin / St. Basil
Machu Picchu
Neuschwanstein Castle
Petra
Pyramids of Giza
Statue of Liberty
Stonehenge
Sydney Opera House
Taj Mahal
Timbuktu

http://www.new7wonders.com

I think it's an interesting and excellent idea although I find the selection of finalists somewhat odd.
Some "new" wonders often predate those "classic" wonders of the Ancient World (Stonehenge, Chichen Itza), some were already among the ancient wonders (Pyramids)
And some just desperately smell with political correctness (Kremlin, Statue of Liberty).
Where are those REAL wonders like the Panama Canal, Channel Tunnel, Itaipú dam, Golden Gate or Firth of Forth bridge, etc.???

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User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31667 posts, RR: 56
Reply 1, posted (7 years 8 months 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 3189 times:

I'd choose the TAJ anytime for the Detailed work.
regds
MEL



Think of the brighter side!
User currently offlineVonRichtofen From Canada, joined Nov 2000, 4627 posts, RR: 36
Reply 2, posted (7 years 8 months 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 3177 times:

I thought by "wonder" they mean something that we're still not sure how it was constructed/completed with the materials/technology at the time they were built.

Obviously this is not the case with the Kremlin/Statue of Liberty or some of those mentioned by L410Turbolet.

Kris



Word
User currently offlineANCFlyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (7 years 8 months 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 3169 times:

Quoting L410Turbolet (Thread starter):
Acropolis

Quoting L410Turbolet (Thread starter):
Colosseum in Rome



Quoting L410Turbolet (Thread starter):
Easter Island Statues



Quoting L410Turbolet (Thread starter):
Pyramids of Giza



Quoting L410Turbolet (Thread starter):
Stonehenge

The rest don't qualify IMO . . . .

Quoting VonRichtofen (Reply 2):
I thought by "wonder" they mean something that we're still not sure how it was constructed/completed with the materials/technology at the time they were built.

  

[Edited 2006-11-23 11:23:44]

User currently offlineArniepie From Belgium, joined Aug 2005, 1265 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (7 years 8 months 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 3143 times:

My personal 7 wonders of the world:

1.Great wall: no explanation needed
2.Taj Mahal: the most beautiful building I ever visited, no photo of it comes close
3.Gizah plateau
4.Chichén Itzá
5.Angkor wat:Heared so many good things about it that I just must see it 1 day.
6.Moon Landing (saturn project): Men at it's best, never equalled until today.
I know it isn't in the list but it just belongs there.
7.Japanes railroad network (metro, Shinkansen,etc): If you ever used it you'll know what I mean and why I consider it a wonder of the world



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User currently offlinePelican From Germany, joined Apr 2004, 2531 posts, RR: 8
Reply 5, posted (7 years 8 months 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 3106 times:

Quoting ANCFlyer (Reply 3):
Colosseum in Rome



Quoting ANCFlyer (Reply 3):
I thought by "wonder" they mean something that we're still not sure how it was constructed/completed with the materials/technology at the time they were built.

And what is so mysterious about the Colosseum?

pelican


User currently offlineANCFlyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (7 years 8 months 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 3100 times:

Quoting Pelican (Reply 5):
And what is so mysterious about the Colosseum?

Same thing that is mysterious about the Acropolis and the Parthenon, amazing architecture for their time, no mortar to speak of, just stone . . . .


User currently offlinePelican From Germany, joined Apr 2004, 2531 posts, RR: 8
Reply 7, posted (7 years 8 months 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 3081 times:

Quoting ANCFlyer (Reply 6):
amazing architecture for their time

Ok, it makes sense to me.
Although I would argue that at least Petra, Angkor Wat and
Chichen Itza are similar impressive.

Edit to add the Great Wall - impressive logistics!
pelican

[Edited 2006-11-23 18:09:39]

User currently offlineYooYoo From Canada, joined Nov 2003, 6057 posts, RR: 51
Reply 8, posted (7 years 8 months 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 3081 times:

Quoting VonRichtofen (Reply 2):
I thought by "wonder" they mean something that we're still not sure how it was constructed/completed with the materials/technology at the time they were built.

I see your point.

When i read "wonder" and put it together with the above structures my definition is... "amazement" and "curiosity".

 twocents 

anyways....

Quoting L410Turbolet (Thread starter):
Angkor Wat



Quoting L410Turbolet (Thread starter):
Great Wall



Quoting L410Turbolet (Thread starter):
Stonehenge



Quoting L410Turbolet (Thread starter):
Pyramids of Giza



I am so smart, i am so smart... S-M-R-T... i mean S-M-A-R-T
User currently offlineANCFlyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (7 years 8 months 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 3074 times:

Quoting Pelican (Reply 7):
Although I would argue that at least Petra, Angkor Wat and
Chichen Itza are similar impressive.

And the Great Wall of China as well . . . .

It's something that always fascinated me about the Pyramids in Egypt . . . they should have been impossible to build in their time . . .

I have not visited Perta, Angkor Wat or Chichen Itza . . . so I can't make comment really.


User currently offlinePelican From Germany, joined Apr 2004, 2531 posts, RR: 8
Reply 10, posted (7 years 8 months 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 3069 times:

Quoting ANCFlyer (Reply 9):
I have not visited Perta, Angkor Wat or Chichen Itza . . . so I can't make comment really.

Oh, if I take this as a criteria I shouldn't comment at all! I haven't seen one of the candidates.  embarrassed 
Fortunately I've the chance to begin to change this and see the Colosseum next week.

pelican


User currently offlineANCFlyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (7 years 8 months 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 3066 times:

Quoting Pelican (Reply 10):
Fortunately I've the chance to begin to change this and see the Colosseum next week.

Awesome place.

The construction - arch onto arch - offsetting - is what holds it up. And if you haven't been to see the Pyramids, and it's the sort of thing that interests you, I definitely recommend the trip.

I have only seen pictures - and watch History Channel - about Easter Island.


User currently offlineJGPH1A From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (7 years 8 months 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 3024 times:

Quoting L410Turbolet (Thread starter):
Acropolis
Alhambra
Angkor Wat
Great Wall
Petra
Pyramids of Giza
Stonehenge

You have to register to vote though.


User currently offlineCarmenlu15 From Guatemala, joined Dec 2004, 4756 posts, RR: 31
Reply 13, posted (7 years 8 months 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 3017 times:

No fair, they have Chichen Itzá on the list, how come they don't have Tikal?!  hissyfit 


What do I know, I'm just an 'immature troublemaker with only a passing interest in aviation' (or so they say)
User currently offlineJGPH1A From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (7 years 8 months 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 3015 times:

Quoting Carmenlu15 (Reply 13):
how come they don't have Tikal?!

It's a cat.2 lost ancient jungle civilisation. Sorry.

 Smile


User currently offlineGkirk From UK - Scotland, joined Jun 2000, 24906 posts, RR: 56
Reply 15, posted (7 years 8 months 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 3014 times:

Quoting L410Turbolet (Thread starter):
Eiffel Tower

Surely Blackpool Tower should be on the list?
Signed, 9V/MYT332/Cosec59/JGPH1A



When you hear the noise of the Tartan Army Boys, we'll be coming down the road!
User currently offlineJGPH1A From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (7 years 8 months 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 3002 times:

Quoting Gkirk (Reply 15):
JGPH1A

Blackpool ? That's in Scouseland, right ? Never been - one has standards !


User currently offlinePeterPuck From Canada, joined Jun 2004, 323 posts, RR: 3
Reply 17, posted (7 years 8 months 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 2977 times:

Shouldn't Charlize Theron, or Jenna Jameson be on this list somewhere?

User currently offlineQR332 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 18, posted (7 years 8 months 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 2972 times:

Petra is definatley up there... how they managed to carve so much into the side of a canyon is amazing, the buildings there are truly stunning, especially the famous khazneh (treasury). The Taj Mahal, Great Wall of China & Hagia Sofia get my vote as well!

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