New 7 wonders.
I am surprised at the choices made by voters worldwide responding to a raw numbers poll of what the ‘Modern 7 Wonders of the World” should be.
No mention of engineering marvels of construction like the Yang Tse River dam in China, or an Apollo rocket booster more powerful than every army on earth combined when the original 7 were named. No mention of other engineering feats like the English channel ‘Chunnel’. No mention of buildings soaring to heights unbelievable even a hundred years ago like the Petronas Towers, Shanghai’s Oriental Pearl Tower or the new contender, the Burj Tower in Dubai which will be completed next year and will soar to an amazing 2,651 feet (eclipsing rivals by more than a thousand feet). No mention of any of the real Modern Marvels, just a rehash of some older stuff that has managed to survive for a time. If you want just older items where is the Cathedral at Chartres? Or the Castle Anthrax? If you want really old stuff then why are the Giza Pyramids not included? They are, after all, the only remaining monument left of the original 7 and no one to this day has built a bigger pile of rocks. Hey, what about an Intel computer chip, (or a Lays artificial potato chip)? What about the Jarvick Heart?
Here is what the random poll turned up: 1. China's Great Wall, 2. India's Taj Mahal, 3. Peru's Machu Picchu, 4. the Roman Coliseum, 5. Brazil's statue of Christ, 6. Petra, Jordan, and 7. Chichýn Itza’, Mexico.
Think about it for a time and come up with a list of What YOUR choices would be for the 7 Wonders of the Modern World. Please post your responses. I’ll post mine after I’ve had a chance to see some of yours and steal your really good ones.
Rules: It can be anything you think wondrous and worthy of inclusion. 7 items only. Extra credit for humor. Entries will be tallied and the winners chosen and results will be listed in a new post. The opinion of the blog host will be final, or maybe not. (I hesitate to use the term blog MASTER for fear of retaliation from the international left, or perhaps right, wing conspiracy).
Thanks for responding.