Saturday, September 01, 2007

The New Wonders!

I've been fascinated by the new 7 wonders of the world announced on 07.07.07, if I'm not mistaken. I'm thrilled because 4 of the ones I voted for made it to the list. Not bad eyh?

1) Great Wall of China- simply magnificient, tunggu saya tahun depan ;p (voted for)

2) Chichen Itza, Mexico- the gorgeous mayan temple but this is among my least favourite winner.

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3) Christ Redeemer, Brazil- situated in Rio De Janeiro, it's more of a greeting and warm acceptance symbol than it is of a religious one.

4) Taj Mahal, India- if only everybody do fall in great love (voted for)

5) Machu Picchu, Peru- It's amazing how people of ancient civilisation could build a masterpiece in the middle of nowhere (somewhere near the Andes in the Amazon jungles) (voted for)

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6)Petra, Jordan- my favourite winner, the red stone material and carved structure is of an entirely different level (voted for)

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7) Colloseum, Italy-- it's an artful place made for a ruthless sport

The other three I voted for are:

1)Hagia Sophia, Turkey- for the very, very complicated history of the monument. It was first built as a church by the Byzantines before converted into a mosque by the Ottoman Empire in the 1500. It remains so until it was recently turned into a museum. Much disputes have been casted to claim the ownership of the building by several concerned parties and just by looking at it, I can see why.

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2)Stonehenge, UK- biaselah, things like this are worth being in the list.. haha

3)Pyramids of Giza, Egypt- self loving leaders, utmost worshipping of human being, sheer waste of revenues on symbolism... history tends to repeat itself in a vicious cycle and it's fun to see how long it would lead us on.

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