L410Turbolet From Czech Republic, joined May 2004, 5855 posts, RR: 18 Posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 4175 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:
Christ Redeemer statue in Rio de Janeiro
Colosseum in Rome
Easter Island Statues
Kremlin / St. Basil
Pyramids of Giza
Statue of Liberty
Sydney Opera House
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.???
Arniepie From Belgium, joined Aug 2005, 1289 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 4101 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
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
QR332 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 18, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 3930 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!