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steelersfanmx
06-11-2007, 07:38 PM
What are your favorite 7 new wonders?

The New 7 Wonders of the World will be announced during the Official Declaration ceremony in Lisbon, Portugal on Saturday, July 7, 2007 - 07.07.07.

http://www.new7wonders.com/index.php

My votes go to:

1. The Acropolis,Greece
2. The Pyramid at Chich?n Itz? Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico
3. The Great Wall of China, China
4. Taj Mahal, India
5. The Colosseum, Italy
6. The Pyramids of Giza, Egypt
7. Stonehenge, United Kingdom

tony hipchest
06-11-2007, 08:07 PM
What are your favorite 7 new wonders?

The New 7 Wonders of the World will be announced during the Official Declaration ceremony in Lisbon, Portugal on Saturday, July 7, 2007 - 07.07.07.

http://www.new7wonders.com/index.php

My votes go to:

1. The Acropolis,Greece
2. The Pyramid at Chich?n Itz? Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico
3. The Great Wall of China, China
4. Taj Mahal, India
5. The Colosseum, Italy
6. The Pyramids of Giza, Egypt
7. Stonehenge, United Kingdom

i like your list. since you cant vote on the pyramyds of egypt, and its the undisputed ancient wonder of the world i would give this slot to the kremlin. i would probably replace stonehenge with the statues of easter island, on my list.

honorable mention: the sistine chapel. michaelangelo spent 4 years painting the ceiling and 7 years to do the altar wall. this would be somewhere in my top 7

Godfather
06-11-2007, 08:28 PM
honorable mention: the sistine chapel. michaelangelo spent 4 years painting the ceiling and 7 years to do the altar wall. this would be somewhere in my top 7

That's a wonder in Civ II :smile:

MasterOfPuppets
06-11-2007, 08:38 PM
honorable mention : jenna jamison :banana:

83-Steelers-43
06-12-2007, 01:03 AM
I only got two....

1) Rosie O'Donnell's gut.

2) Hillary Clinton's ankles.

Imagine those two.......nevermind.

Livinginthe past
06-12-2007, 01:54 AM
I don't have seven but i'd like to nominate Angkor Wat in Cambodia.

I visited a few years back and its a truly breathtaking experience - im not really into 'architecture' as such but this was something else.

Its an amazing contrast to the horror of S-21 which was an interrogation/torture base for the Khmer Rouge based in an old disused school.

I also got some hoodoo 'curse' put on me by some scary 5 year old girl for not buying her guidebook..but thats a whole other story.

An amazing, fragile country.

Crushzilla
06-12-2007, 10:56 AM
Maybe they would be better off if they didn't run around cursing everyone... That seems like bad business...

Livinginthe past
06-12-2007, 10:59 AM
Maybe they would be better off if they didn't run around cursing everyone... That seems like bad business...

You know, I'd feel better if they didn't too.

Its bad enough she somehow remembered my name/face 6 hours and hundreds of tourists later (she tried to get me to buy the guidebook and postcards on the way in) with out me being condemned to 'bad luck for rest of life'.

Im not particularly superstitious but I didn't like that one bit.

fansince'76
06-12-2007, 11:04 AM
In no particular order, mine were:

Chich?n Itz?
Great Wall of China
Easter Island Moai
Angkor Wat
Taj Mahal
Statue of Liberty
the Acropolis

MACH1
06-12-2007, 11:48 AM
The Inca'n city of Machu Picchu

GBMelBlount
06-13-2007, 12:54 AM
Three Rivers & Heinz Field

fansince'76
07-07-2007, 09:15 PM
In no particular order, mine were:

Chich?n Itz?
Great Wall of China
Easter Island Moai
Angkor Wat
Taj Mahal
Statue of Liberty
the Acropolis

Looks like the polling has been completed and the new official Seven Wonders are:

The Great Wall of China, Rome's Colosseum, India's Taj Mahal, Jordan's Petra, Mexico's Chich?n Itz?, Brazil's Christ Redeemer, and Peru's Machu Picchu:

Official Voting Results (http://www.new7wonders.com/index.php?id=633)

7 New Wonders of the World Chosen

By BARRY HATTON, Associated Press Writer

LISBON, Portugal - The Great Wall of China, Rome's Colosseum, India's Taj Mahal and three architectural marvels from Latin America were among the new seven wonders of the world chosen in a global poll released on Saturday.

Jordan's Petra was the seventh winner. Peru's Machu Picchu, Brazil's Statue of Christ Redeemer and Mexico's Chichen Itza pyramid also made the cut.

About 100 million votes were cast by the Internet and cellphone text messages, said New7Wonders, the nonprofit organization that conducted the poll.

The seven beat out 14 other nominated landmarks, including the Eiffel Tower, Easter Island in the Pacific, the Statue of Liberty, the Acropolis, Russia's Kremlin and Australia's Sydney Opera House.

The pyramids of Giza, the only surviving structures from the original seven wonders of the ancient world, were assured of retaining their status in addition to the new seven after indignant Egyptian officials said it was a disgrace they had to compete.

The campaign to name new wonders was launched in 1999 by the Swiss adventurer Bernard Weber. Almost 200 nominations came in, and the list was narrowed to the 21 most-voted by the start of 2006. Organizers admit there was no foolproof way to prevent people from voting more than once for their favorite.

A Peruvian in national costume held up Macchu Piccu's award to the sky and bowed to the crowd with his hands clasped, eliciting one of the biggest cheers from the audience of 50,000 people at a soccer stadium in Portugal's capital, Lisbon.

Many jeered when the Statue of Liberty was announced as one of the candidates. Portugal was widely opposed to the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq.

Another Swiss adventurer, Bertrand Piccard, pilot of the first hot-air balloon to fly nonstop around the world, announced one of the winners — then launched into an appeal for people to combat climate change and stand up for human rights before being ushered off the stage.

The Colosseum, the Great Wall, Machu Picchu, the Taj Mahal and Petra had been among the leading candidates since January, while the Statue of Christ Redeemer received a surge in votes more recently.

The Statue of Liberty and Australia's Sydney Opera House were near the bottom of the list from the start.

Also among the losing candidates were Cambodia's Angkor, Spain's Alhambra, Turkey's Hagia Sophia, Japan's Kiyomizu Temple, Russia's Kremlin and St. Basil's Cathedral, Germany's Neuschwanstein Castle, Britain's Stonehenge and Mali's Timbuktu.

Weber's Switzerland-based foundation aims to promote cultural diversity by supporting, preserving and restoring monuments. It relies on private donations and revenue from selling broadcasting rights.

The U.N. Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, or UNESCO, keeps a list of World Heritage Sites, which now totals 851 monument. But the agency was not involved in Weber's project.

The traditional seven wonders were concentrated in the Mediterranean and Middle East. That list was derived from lists of marvels compiled by ancient Greek observers, the best known being Antipater of Sidon, a writer in the 2nd century B.C.

The Hanging Gardens of Babylon, the Statue of Zeus at Olympia, the Temple of Artemis at Ephesus, the Mausoleum of Halicarnassus, the Colossus of Rhodes and the Pharos lighthouse off Alexandria have all vanished.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20070707/ap_on_re_eu/new_seven_wonders