Friday, 15 June 2007

The New Seven Wonders of the World

Voting has nearly closed on The New Seven Wonders of the World ... and after fifty million votes from right around the world, China's Great Wall and Rome's Coliseum are out in front, and Sydney's Opera House and NY's Statue of Liberty are trailing the pack.

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, and over here for seven votes for your choice of Wonder from the twenty-one strong shortlist. Here's my seven, in alphabetical order:
  1. Acropolis, Athens
  2. Alhambra, Spain (right)
  3. Coliseum, Rome
  4. Eiffel Tower, Paris
  5. Kiyomizu Temple, Kyoto
  6. Statue of Liberty, NY
  7. Opera House, Sydney

8 comments:

  1. You place symbolism highly Peter, hence things like the Statue of Liberty...

    ...but what about engineering excellence? The Concorde? The rocket that took man to the Moon? That big fuck-off bridge in France?

    What would Jeremy Clarkeson do?

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  2. Jeremy Clarkson would probably notice that what Concorde, the rocket that took man to the Moon, and that big fuck-off bridge in France have in common is that NONE OF THEM ARE ON THE FUCKING LIST!

    Other than that, I'm with you all the way. Might even add Fallingwater. ;^)

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  3. How about:

    1. Helen Clark is still PM

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  4. That would not be so much a wonder as a travesty.

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  5. Well Eiffel has completely owned teh list hasn't he??
    Didn't he design the statue of Liberty as well as his eponymous tower?

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  6. Hello, i just surfed in searching for interesting blogs on new seven wonders of the world, you have a cool blog. Do keep up the good work. i live far from where you are and its nice to be able to see what people from across the world thinks.

    Warm Regards from the Other Side of the Moon.

    On a related note perhaps you might find the following links interesting. we're reviewing the best among the competing 21 participants for the new 7 wonders competition. i'll like to hear your take on the subject via comments. i'll be back soon...

    The Kremlin and the Red Square
    Angkor Wat
    Eiffel Tower
    Hagia Sophia

    ps. if you have your own favourites list or if you'd like us to write about other wonders pls do mention about it in the comments.

    Bibby

    Kerala, India

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