Seven Wonders

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  1. miloblithe macrumors 68020

    miloblithe

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

    Which would you vote for (choose seven)?

    The Acropolis
    Greece

    Hagia Sophia
    Turkey

    The Kremlin/St. Basil's
    Russia

    The Colosseum
    Italy

    Neuschwanstein
    Castle
    Germany

    The Eiffel Tower
    France

    Stonehenge
    United Kingdom

    The Alhambra
    Spain

    The Great Wall of China
    China

    Kiyomizu Temple
    Japan

    The Sydney Opera House
    Austrailia

    Angkor
    Cambodia

    The Taj Mahal
    India

    Timbuktu
    Mali

    Petra
    Jordan

    The Pyramids of Giza
    Egypt

    The Statue of Christ Redeemer
    Brazil

    The Easter Island Statues
    Chile

    Machu Picchu
    Peru

    Chichen Itza
    Mexico

    The Statue of Liberty
    U.S.A
     
  2. Veldek macrumors 68000

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    Stonehenge
    United Kingdom

    The Great Wall of China
    China

    The Pyramids of Giza
    Egypt

    The Easter Island Statues
    Chile

    Machu Picchu
    Peru

    Chichen Itza
    Mexico

    and:

    The Internet
    Earth
     
  3. abrooks macrumors 6502a

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  4. miloblithe thread starter macrumors 68020

    miloblithe

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    My votes would be:

    Hagia Sophia
    Turkey

    The Great Wall of China
    China

    Angkor
    Cambodia

    The Pyramids of Giza
    Egypt

    The Easter Island Statues
    Chile

    Machu Picchu
    Peru

    Chichen Itza
    Mexico
     
  5. mgargan1 macrumors 65816

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  6. mgargan1 macrumors 65816

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    Don't you mean Al Gore?

    Great answer by the way...
     
  7. Applespider macrumors G4

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    Very strange list... with lots of popular choices for the tourist market. I wonder if a tour operator or Expedia is behind this? :rolleyes:

    Where the Middle Eastern wonders are? There was a recent exhibition of aerial archaeological photographs at the British Museum which really blew the mind in terms of what was achieved by civilisations in Syria, Iran, Iraq and mid-Africa.
     
  8. nazmac21 macrumors 6502a

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    My recommendation is Atlantis that sank under the ocean.
    But from your list I would say The Colloseum in Rome.
     
  9. Jaffa Cake macrumors Core

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    Apparently it's a 'for profit organisation' that's behind it, in the hope of making a bob or two it seems. Personally, I'm quite happy with the current Seven Wonders as they stand – well, only the Pyramids still stand but you know what I mean. They've been great enough to be considered Wonders for however long, so I think they'll be alright for a while yet.

    If I had to pick seven favourite Wonders of my own though, I'd have to go for Stevie Wonder, Alf Ramsey's Wingless Wonders, Golden Wonder Crisps, Wonder Woman, The Wonder Years, Small Wonder and The Wonder Of You. ;)
     

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