Thursday, June 21, 2007
New Seven Wonders
Getting a tour of the Sydney Opera House last year our guide informed us that the building is in contention ot be voted as one of the new Seven Wonders of the World. The deciding votes are to be cast by the people of the world and the website is counting down how much time we have left, which is just over 2 weeks at this stage. Each location has no doubt been shamelessly been promoting themselves. The candidates are obvious but really do represent a eclectic cross section of mans achievements so that in this instance you can almost forgive the decision being left open to a public vote as to determine how a panel would arrive at a decision would be plagued with difficulty. Vote here. Our most local nominee is Stonehenge. As for my opinion of Sydney Opera House, we were underwhelmed when we first saw it and thought it could do with a good power hosing. As we got to know the city though seeing it from a number of different vistas as well as learn about the work that went into its construction, we got a full appreciation of it.