N7W: there'll be new seven wonders of the world

My teacher in high school once asked me, Mark, what are the Seven Wonders of the World? I confidently answered, "The list of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World were: the Pyramids of Giza, the Hanging Gardens of Babylon, theStatue of Zeus at Olympia, theTemple of Artemis at Ephesus, the Mausoleum of Halicarnassus, the Colossus of Rhodes, and the Pharos of Alexandria". I got it all correct. But on July 07, 2007 (070707), my answer might be will be wrong as the New Open World Foundation proposes a revision of the ancient Seven Wonders of the World and will announce it officially on the Lucky 7 date. According to Alternative Aprroaches, the campaign started in September 1999 with a website by Swiss businessman Bernard Weber.

I, and my blog buddy, Ariel, want to share with you this list of competitors.

07.07.07 is fast approaching. You, too, should cast your votes now to be part of the history. Here's how: N7W.

This is copy-pasted from Alternative Approaches (the pictures are from Google search):

Originally the Pyramids of Giza had to compete against the others in the election, but after criticism in Egypt, they were removed from the election list and made an honorary candidate. The 10 other candidates are:

  1. The Acropolis of Athens, Greece.
  2. Christ the Redeemer in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
  3. The Alhambra in Granada, Spain.
  4. The temple of Angkor Wat in Cambodia.
  5. Chichen Itza in Yucatan, Mexico.
  6. The Colosseum in Rome, Italy.
  7. The Easter Island Moais on Easter Island, Chile.
  8. The Eiffel Tower in Paris, France.
  9. The Great Wall of China.
  10. The Hagia Sophia in Istanbul, Turkey.
Its just sad that none of these come from the Philippines. I might have nominated the Banaue Rice Terraces, the forgotten wonders.

Visit Ariel to see the other ten.

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