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The new seven wonders by julwis on 8 July 2007 5:18pm
 
The new seven wonders have just been announced

http://www.new7wonders.com/index.php?id=633

 
Re: The new seven wonders by johnnythemonkey on 8 July 2007 5:37pm
 
The Colloseum surely represents human barbarity.
 
Re: The new seven wonders by canaveralgumby on 8 July 2007 5:43pm
 
My opinion - I can agree with anything that wound up in the final 7 EXCEPT the "Christ Redeemer." It's just that, compared to the engineering challenges to the builders of all the others, and the size and scope, that sculpture does not impress. It's Disney-like to me. That is NOT an anti-Christian sentiment. If it were a sculpture of th Buddha I'd feel the same.
 
Re: The new seven wonders by geordiegirl on 8 July 2007 5:59pm
 
I do retain a sentimental attachment to the Hanging Gardens of Babylon. There's no garden on the new list?
 
Re: The new seven wonders by tucsonmike on 8 July 2007 9:27pm
 
The Great Wall.
 
Re: The new seven wonders by kazzzz on 9 July 2007 2:46pm
 
Wot idiot nominated the Sydney Opera House? Like THAT was gonna get a spot...pfffffffffffffffft
 
Re: The new seven wonders by canaveralgumby on 9 July 2007 4:24pm
 
They must have wanted to include gosomething from every continent, hence the Opera House. It IS beautiful and it is iconic. If you're in Australia you may not be aware that the world marvels at that building.

I think the Christ Redeemer might have wound up on the list because Brazil is a populous nation and when the "contest" was going on they had campaigns to get out the vote. IMO all the other South American sites are MUCH more wonderous.
 
Re: The new seven wonders by sighthound on 9 July 2007 7:09pm
 
The Opera House is the main reason I want to visit Australia.

Apparently Brazil put a lot of energy into getting out the vote for Christ Redeemer. The Opera House would have been a much better choice.
 
Re: The new seven wonders by Stephanie_82 on 9 July 2007 9:00pm
 
I'm in love with The Taj Mahal...
 
Re: The new seven wonders by Spursfan on 9 July 2007 9:25pm
 
Have you visited it Stephanie? If not it is even more stunning in the flesh so's to speak. My husband and I were photographed on 'Diana's seat' as they now call it.
 
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