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.
*image from http://www.creighton.edu/langlab/classes/spn202fs05/mexico2/chichenitza.jpg*
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)
*image taken from http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/8/88/Peru_Machu_Picchu_Sunset.jpg/450px-Peru_Machu_Picchu_Sunset.jpg*
6)Petra, Jordan- my favourite winner, the red stone material and carved structure is of an entirely different level (voted for)
*image taken from http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/e/e9/Khazneh.JPG/450px-Khazneh.JPG*
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.
*image taken from http://www.hartransom.org/Hart_Ransom/7_wonders/7wonders_lightfoot/images/Hagia%20Sophia1.jpg*
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.