Monday, July 09, 2007

Wondrous...

After a vote, the New 7 Wonders of the World has been announced. As expected, the event didn't pass without some complaining (but that is just Sydney people for you).


The new list is:


  • Colosseum, Italy

Colosseum


  • Taj Mahal, India

taj-mahal


  • Great Wall of China

Beijing (185)


  • Petra, Jordan

Treasury


  • Christ the Redeemer, Brasil

Christ redeemer


  • Machu Picchu, Peru

"Downtown"


  • Pyramid at Chichen Itza, Mexico

Chichen-Izta

For the most part, I agree with the list. But there is one glaring 'Wonder' that is the odd one out. The only 'Wonder' in the list that is less than 100 years old.


I really think that the City of Angkor in Cambodia should have been on the list. Built between 900 and 1200 AD, the city ruins contain over a thousand temples. The most impressive of these being Angkor Wat, which holds the distinction of being the world's largest single religious monument.


CIMG2019.JPGCIMG1905.JPGAngkor Wat at sunset.

2 comments:

sir jorge said...

i'm not sure how I missed this one.

Mystery Maiden said...

I agree with you 100%. But then, if it made the list, more people would go and then I wouldn't be able to get such stunning photographs sans people in my frame! haha

:)
Mystery
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