Saturday, July 7, 2007

new seven wonders announced!

The New 7 Wonders of the world was announce July 7, 2007 (07-07-07), it was the first global online, phone and sms voting campaign to elect the new seven wonders of the world.

I'm just a bit disappointed to see that there's no winner from Africa, Australiasia and Pacific Islands. I'm expecting that all major inhabited continents will have a representative. So here's your New 7 Wonders:

Chichén Itzá, Mexico
Worship & Knowledge

Christ Redeemer, Brazil
stands for
Welcoming & Openness

The Great Wall, China
incredible proof of
Perseverance & Persistence

Machu Picchu, Peru
symbol of
Community & Dedication

Petra, Jordan
great symbol of
Engineering & Protection

The Roman Colloseum, Italy
now a symbol of
Joy & Suffering

The Taj Mahal, India

greatest symbol of
Love & Passion

Quiapo, Manila
Traffic, Chaos & Crime

syempre joke yun! ano ka ba!?

click here to see other finalists

Of course, we all know that the OLD WONDERS are no longer existing, with exemption to the Pyramids of Giza. The other six were the Hanging Gardens of Babylon (destructed by earthquake in 1st century BC), Temple of Artemis (Herostratus burned it down in an attempt to achieve lasting fame, abnormal, pasaway, papansin), Statue of Zeus at Olympia (Dismantled by Christian rulers to discourage paganism), Mausoleum of Maussollos (Damaged by an earthquake and eventually disassembled by European Crusaders), Colossus of Rhodes (fell down due to earthquake and th bronze body parts were sold by traveling merchants pinoy siguro mga yun) and the Lighthouse of Alexandria (destructed by earthquake, ruins were found submerged under water).

So the world has elected its new list, and the rest is History.
O, nasan na ngayon ang Banawe Rice Terraces mo?


Anonymous said...

ung banawe eck eck is 8th wonder pero madaming nakalagay for the 8th.. basta hanapin mo s wikipedia..

ron cruz said...

hehe, yeah i heard.. there's a lot of places / natl monuments claiming they're the 8th wonder... at hindi papatalo pinoy dun... this time around no one can claim as 8th for that matter, kasi there's 14 more that're next in line.