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Garfieldfan
March 15th, 2007, 01:09 PM
heard this.
That there having the new 7 Wonders of the world. Here are the 21 finalists.
Acropolis, Greece
Alhambra, Spain
Angkor Wat, Cambodia
Chichen Itza, Mexico
Christ The redeemer, Rio de Janeiro
Colosseum, Rome
Easter Island
Eifell Tower, Paris
Great wall of china
Hagia Sophia, Istanbul
Kiyomizu, Japan
Red Square, Moscow
Machu Picchu, Peru
Neuschwanstein Castle, Germany
Pettra, Lebanon
Pyramid of giza
Statue Of liberty
Stonehedge
Sydney Opera House
Taj Mahal
Timbuktu, libya

Which 7 would you pick?

Dawson
March 15th, 2007, 01:19 PM
I remember reading about this quite a few weeks ago, I voted on them too. I remember what I voted for as well:

Acropolis
Angkor Wat
Colosseum
Great Wall of China
Machu Picchu
Pyramid of Giza
Statue of Liberty

I think the Sydney Opera House is a really cool building too, it's kinda Australia's defining quality for me. When I think of Australia, I think of that building.

Garfieldfan
March 15th, 2007, 01:44 PM
Who else is still voting?

MegaFuz
March 15th, 2007, 02:25 PM
Hmm...let's see here.

Angkor Wat
Colosseum
Easter Island
Great Wall of China
Machu Picchu
Pyramid of Giza
Statue of Liberty

I tried to make my picks so that there weren't a bunch of sites from one region of the world, but it was really tough. A few honorable mentions that I had a hard time leaving out:

Acropolis
Christ The Redeemer
Eifell Tower
Taj Mahal

Kura
March 15th, 2007, 02:36 PM
I'm actually pretty unsure of which I'd pick.. I think it's because I haven't been to these places..
I have been to:
Chichen Itza, Mexico, the Colosseum in Rome, and I've seen the Statue Of Liberty~

.o. I'd love to see the great wall of China, though! I think that's really the one place that I'd like to see most <3~

Garfieldfan
March 15th, 2007, 02:59 PM
Hmm.. I was too lazy to show pics but, who's else is?

Careful With That Axe, Pichu!
March 15th, 2007, 03:28 PM
I've voted already.

Acropolis, Greece
Chichen Itza, Mexico
Colosseum, Rome
Great wall of china
Kiyomizu, Japan
Red Square, Moscow
Pyramid of giza

Chichen Itzá ftw.

Drifblim
March 15th, 2007, 06:04 PM
The pyramids are on there by default, since they were the first and last of the original seven wonders.

I'd like to see Stonehenge, Alhambra, Angkor Wat, Easter Island, Chichen Itzá, Macchu Picchu, and the Acropolis on there. To me the Statue of Liberty and the Opera House are utterly laughable in the position.

Oh, and Timbuktu is in Mali, not Libya.

Garfieldfan
March 16th, 2007, 06:48 AM
Oops. Well, The deadline is in July.

Lord Mike
March 17th, 2007, 05:37 PM
Oh c'mon the colosseum NEEDS to be one of them. Its very historical, it held most of Rome's gladiator (slave) fights.

Dur dur. The Great Wall should definately be on there. And if it isn't a "wonder" I "wonder" what is.

Maybe the Parthonon should be on there (is it on the Acropolis???). It holds the culture of Ancient Greece, one of the most advance civilizations.

Yes, of course Hagia Sophia should be on there. It is one of the most important marks the "new" Christianity of the Byzantine Empire (basically heirs of the Roman Empire) in Constantinople (present-day Istanbul) because of the split of the Christian Church to Roman Catholic and Eastern Orthodox.

Just a bit of my input.

Auron
March 20th, 2007, 08:32 AM
Yeah !! The last year was the year of the Devil, and this one is the Lucky Year !!

I'd pick:

Palacio de la Alhambra. (Of course, a Spanish Wonder :D)
Acropolis.
Colosseum.
Pyramid of Giza.
Great Chinese Wall.
Kiyomizu Temple.
Stonehenge.

BTW...Is this OFFICIAL ?? I think it is, but I'm not sure.

Garfieldfan
March 20th, 2007, 11:46 AM
It is The official 7 wonders

Ullion
March 23rd, 2007, 11:15 PM
Like CW said, the pyraimids are the ONLY original wonder of the world from the first 7. Then there were some modern ones decided a while ago, I remember reading tis in a text book a few years back. The Easter Islands were already one, and I think Stonehedge (Sp?) was on there, no 100% sure though.

Here are my picks:
1.Pyramids: Reason already stated.
2.Easter Island: Reason already stated.
3.Stonehenge (sp?): Reason stated, also, I think it deserves to be one due to the mysteries that shroud it.
4.Colosseum: Like others have said, it is a big piece of history, and is just amazing to look at. ;P
5.Great Wall of China: That thing is massive and should be put in there for obvious reasons.
6.Angkor Wat: Never seen it before, however, I have heard of it before. I used to play a game on my super nintendo called Illusion Of Gaia. That game was awesome, and IMO the hardest level was none other than Angkor Wat!
7.Sydney Opera House: Like Dawson said, when I think of Aussie-land, that thing is ALWAYS (That or Steve Irwin <Sp?>) what i think of first.

And just wondering, but how is the Statue of Liberty and The Eiffel tower on that list? No offense or anything..

Garfieldfan
March 24th, 2007, 07:41 AM
They are part of the 7 wonders. Not taken.