July 07, 2007

Chichén Itzá, Machu Picchu win

7 New Wonders of the World ChosenThe Great Wall of China, Rome's Colosseum, India's Taj Mahal and three architectural marvels from Latin America were among the new seven wonders of the world chosen in a global poll released on Saturday.

Jordan's Petra was the seventh winner. Peru's Machu Picchu, Brazil's Statue of Christ Redeemer and Mexico's Chichen Itza pyramid also made the cut.

About 100 million votes were cast by the Internet and cellphone text messages, said New7Wonders, the nonprofit organization that conducted the poll.

The seven beat out 14 other nominated landmarks, including the Eiffel Tower, Easter Island in the Pacific, the Statue of Liberty, the Acropolis, Russia's Kremlin and Australia's Sydney Opera House.
Comment:  I know I voted for the pyramids of Giza, the Great Wall of China, the Acropolis, the Taj Mahal, and the Eiffel Tower. I'm not sure what else I voted for, but it wasn't Jordan's Petra, Brazil's Statue of Christ Redeemer, the Statue of Liberty, Russia's Kremlin, or Australia's Sydney Opera House.

1 comment:

writerfella said...

Writerfella here --
OMIGOSH, Rob, ya mean you didn't vote for Mt. Rushmore or The Pentagon? For shame!!
All Best
Russ Bates