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Old March 25th, 2007, 06:22 PM   #101
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is that liz hurley?

I'm gay but I'd take her any day of the year.
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Old March 29th, 2007, 01:57 AM   #102
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I think such votes are really not worthy of being discussed
The great wall(thousands of years' history) is put together with the freedom godess status(one hundred years or more?)
don't you think this really ridicullous?
and the temple in tokyo
that was derived from China architecture in Tang Dynasty
Japanese old buildings ,clothes,and Japanese itself were all from Chinese culture.
Daming Gong and Qingshihuang Tomb BINGMAYONG(i donnot know the english name of them)in xian are out of the list
so I do not think such vote can really mean what
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Old March 30th, 2007, 01:08 AM   #103
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liz hurley is damn fine...
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Old March 30th, 2007, 09:10 AM   #104
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Machu picchu it is a wonderful place must to be one of the seven.
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Old March 30th, 2007, 07:34 PM   #105
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definitely!
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Old July 5th, 2007, 06:32 PM   #106
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i think The Eiffel Tower, The Statue of Liberty and Sydney Opera House shouldn't be here
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Old July 7th, 2007, 06:07 PM   #107
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Which ones did the race? Is the castle Neuschwanstein with it?
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Old July 7th, 2007, 07:59 PM   #108
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My 7 Wonders are...

1~ Pyramids of Giza
2~ Chichen Itza
3~ Taj Mahal
4~ Machu Picchu
5~ Rome Coliseum
6~ The Acropolis.
7~ Stonehenge
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Old July 7th, 2007, 08:25 PM   #109
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Are there any official results? I thought the contest ended at midnight, didn't it?! O.o
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Old July 7th, 2007, 08:26 PM   #110
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Wow..this thread was created on June 30th, 2006, 08:36 PM ..Today is the day of truth..so, what are the new 7 wonders in the world?
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Old July 7th, 2007, 08:28 PM   #111
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It would be announced live from Lisbon..that should be today.
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Old July 7th, 2007, 08:37 PM   #112
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Acropolis, Great Wall, Taj Mahal among top candidates for new 7 wonders

http://www.iht.com/articles/ap/2007/...en-Wonders.php

LISBON, Portugal: The Taj Mahal, the Great Wall of China, Greece's Acropolis and Peru's Machu Picchu were leading contenders to be among the new seven wonders of the world in a global poll whose results were to be announced Saturday.

Also in the top 10 after votes were cast by more than 90 million people are the Colosseum in Rome, Mexico's Chichen Itza pyramid, the Eiffel Tower, Easter Island, Brazil's Statue of Christ Redeemer and Jordan's Petra.

The winners were to be announced at a ceremony in Lisbon, Portugal.

The Great Pyramids of Giza, the only surviving structures from the original seven wonders of the ancient world, are to retain their status in addition to the new seven.

People from every country in the world voted by Internet or by phone message for the world's top architectural marvels, the nonprofit organization conducting the balloting, called New7Wonders, said.

The Colosseum, the Great Wall, Machu Picchu, India's Taj Mahal and Petra have been among the leaders since January. The Acropolis and the Statue of Christ Redeemer recently received a surge in votes.

The United States' Statue of Liberty and Australia's Sydney Opera House have been sitting near the bottom from the start.

Also in the less-voted group are Cambodia's Angkor, Spain's Alhambra, Turkey's Hagia Sophia, Japan's Kiyomizu Temple, Russia's Kremlin and St. Basil's Cathedral, Germany's Neuschwanstein Castle, Britain's Stonehenge and Mali's Timbuktu.

The campaign was begun in 1999 by Swiss adventurer Bernard Weber. Almost 200 nominations came in from around the world, and the list of candidates was narrowed down to the 21 most-voted by the start of 2006.

The organizers conceded there was no foolproof way to prevent people from voting more than once for their favorite.

Weber's Switzerland-based foundation aims to promote cultural diversity by supporting, preserving and restoring monuments. It relies on private donations and revenue from selling broadcasting rights.

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, or UNESCO, keeps a list of World Heritage Sites, which now totals 851 places, but the agency was not involved in Weber's project.

The original list of wonders were concentrated in the Mediterranean and Middle East. The Hanging Gardens of Babylon, the Statue of Zeus at Olympia, the Temple of Artemis at Ephesus, the Mausoleum of Halicarnassus, the Colossus of Rhodes and the Pharos lighthouse off Alexandria have all vanished.

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Old July 8th, 2007, 03:07 AM   #113
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And the new 7 wonders are:

Chichn Itz, Mexico


Christ Redeemer, Brazil


The Great Wall, China


Machu Picchu, Peru


Petra, Jordan


The Roman Colloseum, Italy


The Taj Mahal, India

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Old July 8th, 2007, 03:16 AM   #114
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I would chose Pyramid of Giza instead of Chichn Itz in Mexico. But I understand that there are too many people in Mexico you have voted for them country.
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Old July 8th, 2007, 03:22 AM   #115
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not all of them have internet access remember, Mexico is still a developing country and people would rather buy other more essential things than pay for internet access.
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I'm very pleased about the results, Latin America got 3 wonders, none of which I have visited. Out of the 7 I've only visited the Roman Colosseum and I'm going to visit it again soon.

I would've liked the Sydney Opera House and Stonehenge to have won also but I'm pretty pleased with the outcome, at least I'm not complaining.
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Old July 8th, 2007, 03:23 AM   #116
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not all of them have internet access remember, Mexico is still a developing country and people would rather buy other more essential things than pay for internet access.
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I'm very pleased about the results, Latin America got 3 wonders, none of which I have visited. Out of the 7 I've only visited the Roman Colosseum and I'm going to visit it again soon.

I would've liked the Sydney Opera House and Stonehenge to have won also but I'm pretty pleased with the outcome, at least I'm not complaining.
here in mexico a lot of persons have internet access........you everytime against mexico. i hate that.....
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I am surprised that Statue of Liberty didn't make it there, i honestly thought that 95% of Americans would vote for it. As for the ones that did make it i believe that Chichn Itz deserves to be there only for beeing the first pyramid, but Christ Redeemer is quite unexpected,it is a simple statue, i just don't see it as a wonder of the world.
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Old July 8th, 2007, 03:28 AM   #119
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Congratulations all 7 chosen wonders. Congratulations to Lisbon and Portugal too for hosting and putting together a wonderful show!
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Old July 8th, 2007, 03:37 AM   #120
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yes, congratulations to the new wonders. i'm happy that the Opera of Sydney, Eiffel Tower and the Statue of Liberty are not in that list......how can anyone come to the idea that these are world Wonders
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