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.


Eamonn said...

How can the Statue of Liberty be considered in a short list for the 7 wonders of the world? And having seen Sydney Opera house I'd have to say ditto.

The Channel Tunnel should be on that shortlist, that truely is a credit to man's achievements. At the risk of being labelled a Michelangelo fanboy, I would also consider The Ceiling of the Sistine Chapel to be a better candidate to both the Statue of Liberty and the Sydeny Opera House.

Bijoy said...

Hello, i just surfed in searching for interesting blogs on new seven wonders of the world, you have a cool blog. Do keep up the good work. i live far from where you are and its nice to be able to see what people from across the world thinks.

Warm Regards from the Other Side of the Moon.

On a related note perhaps you might find the following links interesting. we're reviewing the best among the competing 21 participants for the new 7 wonders competition. i'll like to hear your take on the subject via comments. i'll be back soon...

The Kremlin and the Red Square
Angkor Wat
Eiffel Tower
Hagia Sophia

ps. if you have your own favourites list or if you'd like us to write about other wonders pls do mention about it in the comments.


Kerala, India

Anonymous said...

Why not the Grand Canyon? Looking at the "building side of the issue", Haven't all the other wonders been standing for years? Don't you have to account for "time stood"? Besides, whatever the Lord does is a "wonder" to me!