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Old March 8th, 2007, 04:18 AM   #61
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Old March 8th, 2007, 08:48 AM   #62
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Of the 56, here are two of my favorites:

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Ok ...for the record, the other 56 that didn't make it to the finals are:

1. Potala Palace, Lhasa, Tibet, China
2. Tower of Pisa, Italy
3. Sana'a City, Yemen
4. Versailles, France
5. Sagrada Familia Cathedral, Barcelona, Spain
6. Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco, USA
7. Meenakshi Temple, Madurai, India
8. Imperial Palace, Kyoto, Japan
9. Empire State Building, New York City, USA
10. Aachen Cathedral, Germany
11. Doges Palace, Venice, Italy
12. Golden Temple, Amritsar, India
13. Brihadeshwara Temple, India
14. Arunachaleshwara Temple, Tiruvannamalai, India
15. Bahubali Gommateshwara Statue, Shravanabelagola Karnataka, India
16. Santiago de Compostela Cathedral, Spain
17. Houses of Parliament, Budapest, Hungary
18. Mahabalipuram, Tamilnadu, India
19. Goeltzschtal Bridge, Vogtland, Germany
20. Dhammakaya Cetiya, Bangkok, Thailand
21. Cologne Cathedral, Cologne, Germany
22. Frauenkirche / Ladies Church, Dresden, Germany
23. Giralda of Seville, Seville, Spain
24. Lotus Temple, New Delhi, India
25. Terracotta Warriors, Xian, China
26. Prague Castle, Prague, Czech Republic
27. Forbidden City, Bejing, China
28. Kapell Bridge, Lucern, Switzerland
29. Tower of London, United Kingdom
30. Big Ben, London, United Kingdom
31. Twin Towers, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
32. Olympic Stadium and Park, Munich, Germany
33. Sigirya Rock Citadel, Sigiriya, Sri Lanka
34. Houses of Parliament, London, United Kingdom
35. Mezquita of Cordoba, Cordoba, Spain
36. Abu Simbel, Aswan, Egypt
37. St Paul's Cathedral, London, United Kingdom
38. Pyramids of Teotihuacan, Teotihuacan, Mexico
39. London Eye, United Kingdom
40. Charles Bridge, Prague, Czech Republic
41. Peter's of Rome, Italy
42. Ranakpur Jain Temple, India
43. Mount Rushmore, The Figures In Stone, South Dakota, USA
44. Guggenheim Museum, Bilbao, Spain
45. Nazca Lines, Peru
46. Mont Saint Michel, France
47. Burj Al-Arab Hotel, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
48. Sistine Chapel, Rome, Italy
49. Royal Palace, Madrid, Spain
50. Greenwich Observatory, London, United Kingdom
51. Canadian National Tower, Toronto, Canada
52. Valley of the Kings & Queens, Egypt
53. Newgrange Megalithic Passage Tomb, Meath, Ireland
54. Acueducto de Segovia, Spain
55. Panathinaiko Stadium (Kallimarmaron), Athens, Greece
56. Panama Canal, Panama
The Golden Gate Bridge

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Old March 8th, 2007, 01:10 PM   #63
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Stonne henge definatly deserves its place amongst the top,

its thousands of years old, and made out of gigantic Bolders, how did prehistoric people manage to put them up? they would have needed hundreds if not thousands of people, its put up in such a way that it tells the time of day the position of the stars and the years, i mean how did they work out all that? its thousands of years old, made before any sort of "intelligence boom"
another thing the rocks they used were from wales, so they dragged these huge boulders hundreds of miles through the country how did they manage this?!
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Old March 8th, 2007, 02:10 PM   #64
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I had an exposure in power point about this "new 7 world wonders" couple of weeks ago, and my list was something like this:

1.) Statue of Liberty
2.) Neuschwanstein castle
3.) Atomium
4.) Eiffel Tower
5.) Sydney Opera
6.) Machu Picchu
7.) Angkor Watt

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Old March 9th, 2007, 11:50 PM   #65
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I would vote this for it's beauty...but is it really that important or a wonder?

I'll go for the Pyramids and The Great Wall.
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Old March 9th, 2007, 11:54 PM   #66
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I just hope people will take a view minutes to think about what the difference between impressiv and wonder is before voting... I personally think that the Sydney Opera is fantastic.. it looks great.. But it is definitely not a wonder...
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Old March 10th, 2007, 07:25 AM   #67
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Stonehenge is overrated. A bunch of martians used their spaceships to pile up a bunch of rocks. Big deal.
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Old March 10th, 2007, 05:28 PM   #68
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here are my 7 in order

1.The Great Wall of China - China


2.The Pyramids of Giza, Egypt


3.The Taj Mahal - Agra, India


4.Angkor - Cambodia


5.The Eiffel Tower - Paris, France


6.Sydney Opera House - Sydney, Australia


7.The Colosseum - Rome, Italy
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Old March 10th, 2007, 05:49 PM   #69
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Too many wonders in this world, most of them are unknown to the great majority:
You knows this beauty which overhangs Annecy's lake in France, in the middle of the Alps?


Besides, where are Mont Saint Michel...


...and Himeji castle?


I gotta say Machu Picchu is unbelievable !
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Old March 10th, 2007, 07:21 PM   #70
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3.Angkor - Cambodia
7.Statues of Easter Island - Easter Island
9.The Great Wall of China - China
13.Machu Picchu, Peru
15.Petra, Jordan
16.The Pyramids of Giza, Egypt
20.The Taj Mahal - Agra, India

Theres what the seven wonders should be. Gave consideration to the Colosseum, Chichen Itza, Stonehenge and Acropolis. The Hague Sophia, well, I think the Sultan Ahmed Mosque is better looking.
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Old March 10th, 2007, 07:28 PM   #71
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Mt. Saint Michel is a very unique and special attraction, and it surely deserves to be on a list of 7WW. But don't you agree that it's very hard to decide which are the new 7WW?
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Old March 12th, 2007, 12:41 AM   #72
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Stonne henge definatly deserves its place amongst the top,

its thousands of years old, and made out of gigantic Bolders, how did prehistoric people manage to put them up? they would have needed hundreds if not thousands of people, its put up in such a way that it tells the time of day the position of the stars and the years, i mean how did they work out all that? its thousands of years old, made before any sort of "intelligence boom"
another thing the rocks they used were from wales, so they dragged these huge boulders hundreds of miles through the country how did they manage this?!
The first piramids of Egypt are older than the stonehenge, and much more advanced.
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Old March 13th, 2007, 09:24 AM   #73
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Stonehenge is overrated. A bunch of martians used their spaceships to pile up a bunch of rocks. Big deal.
Yes. And pyramids of Gizeh and of South-America were not build by humans: it's the Stargate.
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Old March 13th, 2007, 01:31 PM   #74
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This isnt entirely fair for a listing. There are true wonders of the world out there not many people know about due to isolation and politics etc.

Think Angkor is big?

For example the Valley of Temples, in Myanmar (formerly Burma). The abandoned capital of Pagan once covered 16 sq. miles, there are now no less than two thousand gilded 800-1000 year old temples crammed into one scenic area:












UNESCO has tried unsuccessfully to list this as a World Heritage Site but due to political turmoil and isolation, and the haphazard govt restoration work they have failed repeatedly.

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Another example is the Grand Canal, the worlds oldest and largest manmade waterway. This is what they call 'China's other Great Wall', a feat just as amazing, and still standing, but utterly unknown.



2500 years ago a massive water system was begun in 486 BC to connect the Huai and Yangtze rivers. 900 years later this system had relatively straightened out into what was called the Shanyang River. This was merely the beginning.

In 604AD work was begun to widen, lengthen, line and transform the waterway into a giant canal system 2500 km long, 1000ft wide with 24 lock systems and 60 bridges. In this spate of furious construction, the canal was completed within six years. A million people were conscripted and thousands died. Great cities such as Kaifeng and Suzhou later grew up along the banks of the canal, ancient water towns still remain as far as Shanghai. You got to remember this was 1,400 years ago that something this scale was carried out.

In the 1200s the canal was shortened by as much as 700 km, and in 1855 the Yellow River changed its course, severing the system at Shandong, to which it never recovered, later silting up and neglected in many areas aswell as being bypassed by car, train and ship.

However, it is now still 1800km (1,115 miles) and being slowly restored for a revival in economic use.

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The first piramids of Egypt are older than the stonehenge, and much more advanced.
SO what?! piramids are already on the 7 wonders of the world!

and the worlds most usless post award goes to Victhor!
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1. Pyramids at Giza - worlds most advanced structure/ civilisation ever
2. Great Wall - worlds greatest structure
3. Louvre - worlds greatest art collection
4. Vatican City - worlds greatest cathedral (ok I know its a church strictly)
5. Angkor - worlds greatest religious structure and greatest ruins
6. Pagan - TWO THOUSAND temples, a millennia old
7. Taj Mahal - the worlds most beautiful building (its all in the balance)

runners up would be the

1.Temple at Luxor (worlds 2nd largest religious structure),
2.Hermitage Museum (worlds largest museum in former palace),
3. the Acropolis (no introduction needed),
4.Grand Canal (wolds greatest manmade project and visible from space, 1800 km long, 1000ft wide, built in 6 years, 1400 years old),
5.MOMA NYC (the ultimate depository of modern art),
6.Forbidden City (worlds largest palace, with 9000 rooms),
7.British Museum (worlds largest museum collection and greatest antiquities collection),
8.Xian Royal Tombs complex - see below.

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Xian Royal Tombs. Once the greatest and most cosmopolitan city in the world for numerous centuries and on numerous occasions, the Xian area is spectacularly covered with ancient sites, including successive royal palaces, now destroyed, that were 3.5, 5, and 7x the size of the Forbidden City respectively.

Of the imperial tombs ,One has been excavated with 8,100 lifesized statues discovered - the Terracotta Army. -And it will take another 80 years to finish excavating them (after already 60 years of work).
The main part of the tomb took 700,000 workers 38 years to complete, and has not been excavated at all. A second 'army' was discovered in the 1990s to a different prince, with 1900 figurines. THIS IS JUST ONE TOMB>

THERE ARE 500 TOMBS REMAINING TO BE EXCAVATED,
including a 1000ft square pyramid. Many of them are in secret locations and 'disguised' from tourism.

When they are finished these tombs will be part of the new seven wonders, hundreds of years from now perhaps, when theyve finished excavating.
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I had an exposure in power point about this "new 7 world wonders" couple of weeks ago, and my list was something like this:

1.) Statue of Liberty
2.) Neuschwanstein castle
3.) Atomium
4.) Eiffel Tower
5.) Sydney Opera
6.) Machu Picchu
7.) Angkor Watt

Statue of Liberty, Eiffel Tower and Sydney Opera are not really World Wonders
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this is a really subjective matter bcz there are many great wonders and some might vote for a wonder just bcz it is in their country. Also, some may have visited and when u hear about something it will never be the same as seeing it as u will appreaciate a true wonder by seeing it.

However, we can also include objective criterias like complexity of structure, size, and other.

I have only visited petra city in jordan which was built 2000 years ago. Let me tell u that today u can builf a city into mountains of stones but 2000 years ago that was not easy. I mean do u know how think and tough that marble is. also the architecture is fantastic as there is artistic stuff carved in marble and also in the inside rooms or homes were connected. It should be in there.
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