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dimanche 8 juillet 2007

WOW - Seven New Wonders Of The World!!! (WTH?)

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

Verily, for the announcement and unveiling,
they couldn't have picked a better
place than A Vila Branca...! ;)
Not in a million years -
nope!



The following sites always will remain
Official New7Wonders Finalists,
- a batch which was nominated
from hundreds of sites
around the world:



The Acropolis, Greece

Alhambra, Spain

Angkor, Cambodia

Statues of Easter Island, Chile

Eiffel Tower, France

Hagia Sophia, Turkey

Kiyomizu Temple, Japan

Kremlin/St. Basil, Russia

Neuschwanstein Castle, Germany

Pyramids of Giza, Egypt

Statue of Liberty, USA

Stonehenge, United Kingdom

Sydney Opera House, Australia

Timbuktu, Mali

HOWEVER...



The New7Wonders organization
was happy to announce
the following 7 candidates
are the ones to have been OFFICIALLY
elected to represent global heritage
throughout history:



Chichén Itzá, Mexico

Christ Redeemer, Brazil

The Great Wall, China

Machu Picchu, Peru

Petra, Jordan

The Roman Colloseum, Italy

The Taj Mahal, India



Hmm...
Seems to me that
those are
pretty ancient in their own right...!

Not as ancient as the Colossus of Rhodes,
but still...!!!

(And speaking of which -
the Colossus having been in the 7,
I am sure that sparked the fire
for Americana to dream of
seeing their Lady Liberty
in there as well...!
Be content to make the finals,
and keep carrying that torch, eh?)

Maybe the good ol'USofA
will score some big points there
come the next ballot
scheduled to deliver
the Seven Wonders
of the World of Nature -
on o8.o8.o8.

Then again -
maybe not!
;)



9 commentaires:

Luminous (\ô/) Luciano ™ a dit…

The Seven Wonders of the Ancient World






Although most people know that a list exists of the Seven World Wonders, only few can name them. The list of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World was originally compiled around the second century BC. The first reference to the idea is found in History of Herodotus as long ago as the 5th century BC. Decades later, Greek historians wrote about the greatest monuments at the time. Callimachus of Cyrene (305BC-240BC), Chief Librarian of the Alexandria Mouseion, wrote "A Collection of Wonders around the World". All we know about the collection is its title, for it was destroyed with the Alexandria Library.

The final list of the Seven Wonders was compiled during the Middle Ages. The list comprised the seven most impressive monuments of the Ancient World, some of which barely survived to the Middle Ages. Others did not even co-exist. Among the oldest references to the canonical list are the engravings by the Dutch artist Maerten van Heemskerck (1498-1574), and Johann Fischer von Erlach's History of Architecture.

Today, archaeological evidence reveals some of the mysteries that surrounded the history of the Wonders for centuries. For their builders, the Seven Wonders were a celebration of religion, mythology, art, power, and science. For us, they reflect the ability of humans to change the surrounding landscape by building massive yet beautiful structures, one of which stood the test of time to this very day.






References

Last modified Wednesday, January 21, 2004
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Luminous (\ô/) Luciano ™ a dit…

Actually...

There are several other seven wonders throughout the world...





The Seven Wonders of the Ancient World

* The Great Pyramid of Giza
* The Hanging Gardens of Babylon
* The Temple of Artemis at Ephesus
* The Statue of Zeus at Olympia
* The Mausoleum at Halicarnassus
* The Colossus of Rhodes
* The Pharos of Alexandria




The Seven Wonders of the Medieval Mind

* Stonehenge
* The Colosseum
* The Catacombs of Kom el Shoqafa
* The Great Wall of China
* The Porcelain Tower of Nanjing
* The Hagia Sophia
* The Leaning Tower of Pisa




The Seven Natural Wonders of the World

* Mount Everest
* The Great Barrier Reef
* The Grand Canyon
* Victoria Falls
* The Harbor of Rio de Janeiro
* Paricutin Volcano
* The Northern Lights





The Seven Underwater Wonders of the World

* Palau
* The Belize Barrier Reef
* The Galapagos Islands
* The Northern Red Sea
* Lake Baikal
* The Great Barrier Reef
* The Deep Sea Vents




The Seven Wonders of the Modern World

* The Empire State Building
* The Itaipú Dam
* The CN Tower
* The Panama Canal
* The Channel Tunnel
* The North Sea Protection Works
* The Golden Gate Bridge





The Seven Forgotten Natural Wonders of the World

* Angel Falls
* The Bay of Fundy
* Iguaçú Falls
* Krakatoa Island
* Mount Fuji
* Mount Kilimanjaro
* Niagara Falls





The Seven Forgotten Modern Wonders of the World

* The Clock Tower (Big Ben)
* Eiffel Tower
* The Gateway Arch
* The Aswan High Dam
* Hoover Dam
* Mount Rushmore National Memorial
* The Petronas Towers





The Seven Forgotten Wonders of the Medieval Mind

* Abu Simbel Temple
* Angkor Wat
* Taj Mahal
* Mont Saint-Michel
* The Moai Statues
* The Parthenon
* The Shwedagon Pagoda





The Forgotten Wonders

* The Aztec Temple
* The Banaue Rice Terraces
* The Borobudur Temple
* The Inca City
* The Statue of Liberty
* The Mayan Temples
* The Temple of the Inscriptions
* The Throne Hall of Persepolis
* Petra
* The Suez Canal
* The Sydney Opera House
* The Red Fort in India




SEE THEM ALL HERE



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Luminous (\ô/) Luciano ™ a dit…

There are at the very least...

SEVEN HUNDRED SEVENTY-SEVEN WEBPAGES DEDICATED TO THE SEVEN WONDERS OF THE WORLD...!!!


*lol*


Here's a link to the Wikipedia one...


;)

Luminous (\ô/) Luciano ™ a dit…

Everybody's a connaisseur...

Here's some guy's compilation of what THE SEVEN should be...


Me -
I always scoff at the mention of the CN tower! *lol*


;)

Luminous (\ô/) Luciano ™ a dit…

The weirdoes and other ufologists have a lot of admiration for ancient construction - hence it is not surprizing that they'd look at the 7 wonders of the Ancient World as yet more "evidence"...


Certainly was build to last AND stand the test of time, eh -
now if only condos were like that!
*LOL*


;)

Luminous (\ô/) Luciano ™ a dit…

And, of course, the 7 Wonders (and advent of a list of NEW 7 Wonders) made for an additional SEVEN MILLION SEVEN HUNDRED SEVENTY-SEVEN THOUSAND and SEVEN HUNDRED AND SEVENTY-SEVEN mentions everywhere...!!!

One of the most interesting, largely due to the fact of a suggestion made by one of the mere commenters, was found to be here - and the suggestion was:

#25 patricia hourican said:

March 23rd, 2007 at 3:40 am

For more than twenty years I have thought that “The Adoration of the Lamb’ by Jan Van Eyck was one of the wonders of the world, and I should like to propose it: this painting has 22 panels and encompasses the whole of the then known world,depicting it is said three hundred varieties of plants; it is a majestic, splendid statement of faith; pilgrims and artists once came from all over the world to visit it; it is a veritable wonder.

After that I would nominate the pyramids of Ghisa because they are the sole survivor of the ancient wonders; definitely Stonehenge, and the Great Wall of China.



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Luminous (\ô/) Luciano ™ a dit…

I could not help but comment as well on that last one - and there I was not at all "voting" after the fact but really adding my pearls of wisdom; and throwing them to the swine...?



155. mohanflora Says:
July 7th, 2007

The TajMahal is among the n7w
Congrats!




156. Luciano Says:

July 9th, 2007

A-ha!

And the Statue of the Redeemer prevailed over the Statue of Liberty - as well it should!

Redemption or Liberty - the two concepts cannot even be compared; and their symbols are not equally awe-inspiring either!

;)




Hmm...
However it might not get the nod of approval there - as I got this noticia with my comment's "publication"...


Your comment is awaiting moderation.


Hmm...

Oh well - it got to appear HERE!

:)


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Dunja a dit…

You write very well.

Luminous (\ô/) Luciano ™ a dit…

I know.


And you should read my truly formal stuff...!


Thanks for the sarcastic tiny bit - in response to my looooong sarcastic diatribe, I presume?

I so enjoy doing it, too!

;)