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1. Posted by arif_kool (Travel Guru 1757 posts) 9y

As you must be aware, voting is in full swing to select the new 7 wonders of the world and the final results would be declared on 7th July in Lisbon, Portugal.

The New 7 Wonders of the World cover the whole span of human history, from the earliest time that Man began to make his mark upon the Earth, to the year 2000 A.D.

An Expert Panel, chaired by Prof. Dr. Federico Mayor Zargoza, anonymously rendered a list of 21 Finalists on January 1, 2006 from the original list of 77 candidates. Dr. Mayor, former Director-General of UNESCO, built a consensus from panelists’ recommendations and input from the following prominent architects: Cesar Pelli, Harry Seidler, Zara Hadid, Tadao Ando, Yung Ho Chang and Aziz Tayob

The 21 finalists are as under:

Acropolis of Athens
Alhambra ,Granada, Spain
Angkor Wat ,Angkor, Cambodia
Chichen Itza , Yucatan, Mexico
Christ the Redeemer , Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Colosseum , Rome, Italy
Easter Island Moais, Easter Island, Chile
Eiffel Tower, Paris, France
Great Wall , China
Hagia Sophia, Istanbul, Turkey
Kiyomizu Temple, Kyoto, Japan
Kremlin, Red Square, and Saint Basil's Cathedral , Moscow, Russia
Machu Picchu, Cuzco, Perú
Neuschwanstein Castle, Füssen, Germany
Petra Engineering, Jordan
Pyramids of Giza(Honorary Candidate) Egypt
Statue of Liberty, New York City, United States
Stonehenge, Amesbury, United Kingdom
Sydney Opera House, Sydney, Australia
Taj Mahal ,Agra, Uttar Pradesh, India
Timbuktu , Mali

Since Pyramids of Giza are the only one surviving from the original list of ancient wonders and considering the protests from Egypt, Pyramids have been made an honorary candidate and removed from the voting list.

Now guys can u make ur guess, which of these will make it to the final list of seven(7)???
Arif

[ Edit: Edited on Jun 27, 2007, at 4:28 AM by arif_kool ]

2. Posted by mikeandave (Full Member 84 posts) 9y

Here's my list...even though i haven't been to any on the list! ha

Machu Picchu, Cuzco, Perú
Angkor Wat ,Angkor, Cambodia
Great Wall , China
Colosseum , Rome, Italy
Taj Mahal ,Agra, Uttar Pradesh, India
Easter Island Moais, Easter Island, Chile
Pyramids of Giza(Honorary Candidate) Egypt

3. Posted by Utrecht (Moderator 5595 posts) 9y

Thread I started a while ago

For extra info and opinions....;)

[ Edit: Edited on Jun 27, 2007, at 5:31 AM by Utrecht ]

4. Posted by Utrecht (Moderator 5595 posts) 9y

Quoting mikeandave

Here's my list...even though i haven't been to any on the list! ha

Machu Picchu, Cuzco, Perú
Angkor Wat ,Angkor, Cambodia
Great Wall , China
Colosseum , Rome, Italy
Taj Mahal ,Agra, Uttar Pradesh, India
Easter Island Moais, Easter Island, Chile
Pyramids of Giza(Honorary Candidate) Egypt

I guess this wil be the list as well, although Taj Mahal and Petra are close together I think. The other 6 are not more than logical. Statue of Liberty...WHAHAHAHAHA

5. Posted by opospa (Travel Guru 1836 posts) 9y

Easter Island Moais, Easter Island, Chile
Great Wall of China, China
Pyramids of Giza(Honorary Candidate), Egypt
Stonehenge, Amesbury, United Kingdom
Machu Picchu, Cuzco, Perú
Timbuktu , Mali
Chichen Itza , Yucatan, Mexico

Yea, thats it!!!

6. Posted by TylerJames (Respected Member 333 posts) 9y

Quoting Utrecht

Quoting mikeandave

Here's my list...even though i haven't been to any on the list! ha

I guess this wil be the list as well, although Taj Mahal and Petra are close together I think. The other 6 are not more than logical. Statue of Liberty...WHAHAHAHAHA

i think the statue of liberty is a decent choice, although not as grand as say angkor wat. it still has a big significance in the world.

the, La liberté éclairant le monde, Liberty Enlightening the World was given to the usa from france as a gift to mark the centinal of the us decleration of independence.

the statue also served as an icon for millions of people immigrating to the us from various places around in the past as well as today, the us still has the largest immigration rate in the world despite all of the political factors.

7. Posted by arif_kool (Travel Guru 1757 posts) 9y

Quoting TylerJames

i think the statue of liberty is a decent choice, although not as grand as say angkor wat. it still has a big significance in the world.

I too believe that statue of liberty will probably make it to the final list of 7...

Well, no one has mentioned the Eiffel Tower of Paris, which stands for challenge and progress. I feel it will also make it to the final 7.

Arif

8. Posted by huishan (Full Member 96 posts) 9y

wah lao. ( thats how a singaporean speak. we do speak in english, but we are very much into Singlish at times - the dilution of english. hahaha. well this is for people who has do idea what WAH LAO is.) ==> its just an expression.

there are so many of those great places, but if i have to choose, i choose the following:

Christ the Redeemer , Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Great Wall , China
Acropolis of Athens
Taj Mahal ,Agra, Uttar Pradesh, India
Colosseum , Rome, Italy
Alhambra ,Granada, Spain
Machu Picchu, Cuzco, Perú

9. Posted by Utrecht (Moderator 5595 posts) 9y

Although also the Statue of Liberty like any other building stands for something, to me, some more historical perspective (not meaning less than just about 100 years old or so) would be a method of choice. It is much more difficult to name more than 7 really ancient buildigns in good shape, although I can easily name 3456 ones of the last century. ;)

10. Posted by opospa (Travel Guru 1836 posts) 9y

what you guys think about moais of easter island?

[ Edit: Edited on Jun 28, 2007, at 2:36 AM by opospa ]