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Old July 9th, 2007, 02:06 PM   #141
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Many Indians have mixed results about this poll.

I feel the Taj isnt the best monument in India.

Yet this will re-inforce it as a steriotypical symbol.
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Old July 9th, 2007, 08:32 PM   #142
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What a crap list.

The only reason that china wall was on that list was because there are 1 billion chinese people on this planet. And they could have voted as many times as they wanted.

And then smaller countries... which have way more important monuments get left out because of there population.

For example a population of 11 million (greece) coundn't outvote a country like china, brasil or mexico etc.

The voting was unfair.

This list should be renamed "the 7 most supported countries"

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Old July 9th, 2007, 08:51 PM   #143
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The great wall is the most deserving candidate. And yes there are bigger statues than the Christ in Rio but it's location makes it the most spectacular.
This whole thing is really just a marketing gimmick anyway. But coming up next is the new 7 wonders of the natural world (even though the old ones are still there!!)
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Old July 9th, 2007, 09:09 PM   #144
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Ive been 2 The great wall, trust me it didnt diserve it.
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Old July 9th, 2007, 09:14 PM   #145
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Old July 9th, 2007, 09:20 PM   #146
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Here in Brazil We're very glad of having one of the new seven modern wonder of the world.

I know you're not very satisfied with the choice but just take a look here or come to see by yourself and I swear you're gonna think Christ is really a Wonder:





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Old July 10th, 2007, 12:24 AM   #147
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I wouldn't vote for Christ to be at 7 wonders, however, it is much more beatiful than liberty statue, you bet!!! The moutain, and the wonderful view from Rio de Janeiro, worth it!!! Im so glad for the winners, specially for BRAZIL!! Thank you for all brazilian people!!! I got surprised!!!
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Old July 10th, 2007, 12:39 AM   #148
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Oh my God!!!The Christ is AMAZING!!!I had never seen photos lke the ones just shown....Defenetly one of the 7 wonders!!
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Old July 10th, 2007, 12:39 AM   #149
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Anybody else find it ironic that the only surviving "ancient" wonder of the world is excluded from this list? It's not as if the new "wonders" are all modern.
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Old July 10th, 2007, 05:00 AM   #150
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Oh my God!!!The Christ is AMAZING!!!I had never seen photos lke the ones just shown....Defenetly one of the 7 wonders!!

You see .. I told you.. People critize Christ The Redeemer because don't really know the monument. And be sure. Live is incrediblely better!
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Old July 10th, 2007, 10:34 PM   #151
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Despite the pictures posted here, I'm not convinced the Christ Statue's a wonder. Quite afar from it IMO.
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Old July 11th, 2007, 01:34 PM   #152
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The Christ statue is so out of place in this seven wonders thing. Simple design, simple engineering and it's less than a century old!
Technically, it's the Seven Wonders of the World, not Seven "architecurally inspiring, but complex and difficult to engineer and ancient" Wonders of the World.
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Old July 11th, 2007, 02:35 PM   #153
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I can't believe the nationalist remarks being made in here. It's not because you are Brazilian, that you have to be proud, when clearly this is a ridiculous, if not insulting, list (why is Taj Mahal, a muslim monument 'better' than a Hindu monument in India?? There are equally amazing temples over there).

Furhtermore, UNESCO is not at all happy with this list and condemns it as populistic and not representative at all
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Old July 11th, 2007, 04:27 PM   #154
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I can't believe the nationalist remarks being made in here. It's not because you are Brazilian, that you have to be proud, when clearly this is a ridiculous, if not insulting, list (why is Taj Mahal, a muslim monument 'better' than a Hindu monument in India?? There are equally amazing temples over there).
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Because it's more recognised?
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Old July 11th, 2007, 05:09 PM   #155
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im surprised the Acropolis, the foundation stone of Western architecture, isnt on that list.
That's true, but you have to remember that the voting was heavily flawed. People could vote as much as they liked on the internet and a a news report said that a panel of experts from each country should have made the decision instead of popular vote.
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Old July 11th, 2007, 06:06 PM   #156
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Anybody else find it ironic that the only surviving "ancient" wonder of the world is excluded from this list? It's not as if the new "wonders" are all modern.
Actually, the way it works is the Pyramid keeps it's status as one of the original wonders, and the 7 new ones are also recognised. Meaning if this is taken as a 'true' list, then there are 8 wonders of the world

Regardless of what I think of the list (I don't mind it at all really, though i think the Acropolis should have been there) there really should be some kind of decision made by an UNBIASED panel of historians and possibly architects.
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Old July 11th, 2007, 06:09 PM   #157
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Because it's more recognised?
and? Does that make it a wonder? Than the ESB is a wonder as well...
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Old July 11th, 2007, 06:21 PM   #158
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and? Does that make it a wonder? Than the ESB is a wonder as well...
Are you then saying the Taj Mahal is not a wonder?

The ESB is a wonder, but wasn't deemed good enough to make it into the final list.

Next...
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Old July 11th, 2007, 06:43 PM   #159
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Christ the redeemer came before all those other ones for position five?!!

WTF!?!

It's in a good location, but its just a moderately sized statue, 38 metres isn't that much.
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Old July 11th, 2007, 06:55 PM   #160
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got so many votes cause christians probably felt they had to vote for their 'savior' because it's the right thing to do
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