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post Mon, 09 Jul 2007 12:58 pm
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The new Seven Wonders of the World


Aw come on.............
The Christ Redeemer (Brazil)? uhm.gif And the Taj Mahal (India)? dunno.gif

I have always been fascinated by the so called seven wonders as a kid, (and I always thought that Eiffel Tower and Leaning Tower were amongst them), but this round of VOTING (yes, By VOTES??????) does not do justice to the many historical sites in my opinion.

No doubt, the Redeemer and Mahal are Architectural and Construction masterpieces in their own right, but what they lack of are the history, the association with civilisation, the awe and more importantly the mystiques that other sites carry. You have to ask yourself "How on earth did they do it" and only then it will be a so-called "WONDER".

My vote in place of these two shall be Stonehenge (England) and Statues of Easter Island (Chile).A very close tie in my voting will also include Angkor Wat and the Acropolis.
Heck, even the historical Borobudur of Indonesia was not even mentioned. hmm.gif

Pooi chao nua. hmm.gif
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post Mon, 09 Jul 2007 2:59 pm
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Mayan pyramid in place of the Egyptian pyramid? My goodness! doh.gif I really don't understand.

I will also take the Leaning Tower or Eiffel Tower over Christ Redeemer anytime. Religiously aside, how does the Christ Redeemer "wonder" anyone? uhm.gif

So how long does this Seven Wonders status last?
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post Mon, 09 Jul 2007 9:42 pm
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QUOTE(desireless @ Mon, 09 Jul 2007 2:59 pm) *

So how long does this Seven Wonders status last?


Frankly, I have no clue.But the idea originated thousands of years ago,from a Greek if I am not wrong.The ORIGINAL seven wonders, also known as the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, has locations concentrated in the Mediterranean.Perhaps its because people cant travel afar back then. biggrin.gif

Here is the original list of the seven wonders, and only the Great Pyramids of Giza is left standing today.
The original seven wonders
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post Mon, 09 Jul 2007 9:46 pm
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very sad, that Egypt Pyramid is out, so many mystical stories, movies and not to mention the history behind this ancient city.

If to vote for castle wonder , i will vote for Neuschwanstein Castle, Germany. any time U know why Disney got the idea for sleeping beauty castle now. Probably the world first auto tap in Swan shape is invented.

there.



as much as i like USA, Austalia and France, the "modern building" will not earn my vote

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post Mon, 09 Jul 2007 10:02 pm
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QUOTE(white horse T1 @ Mon, 09 Jul 2007 9:46 pm) *

as much as i like USA, Austalia and France, the "modern building" will not earn my vote


Yup, same here.
Out from my list of the finalists will include the Alhambra,Hagia Sophia, Japanese Kiyumizu temple,Russia's Kremlin,Germany's castle,Statue of Liberty, Timbuktu, and Sydney Opera House.

Maybe Singapore should have submitted the Esplanade. rofl2.gif
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post Tue, 10 Jul 2007 12:04 pm
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Ya man.. Should have submited the Merlion too nananana.gif

I realise that most of the the ancient sculptures were destroyed by earthquakes and other natural disasters. Maybe if we were to erect a JUMBO Merlion now, it will still be around by next millennium and be hailed as an existing wonder then hysterical.gif
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post Tue, 10 Jul 2007 2:47 pm
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A pang of nostalgia gripped me as I recall the 7 wonders of the world in my mind.Almost everyone heard of them but few can recall the histories behind them.From the pyramids of Giza where pharaohs ruled to the 100 foot largest bronze statue ever made at Colossus of Rhodes,these are mankind most incredible architectural achievements.Few modern sculptures could match the massive statue of Zeus at Olympia which was the centre piece of holiest temple in Greece.Who can forget the hanging garden of Babylon built out of love by the great king, Nebuchadnezzar II.What about the Mausoleum of Halicarnassus which was filled with such rich historic significance even before Alexander the great conquered it.That lead me to recall the light house of Alexandria, built to guide ships through the labyrinth of sandbars that created havoc for merchants attempting to reach this port of Alexandria(Egypt).Last but not least,The temple of Artemis at Ephesus,built in honor of the Great Mother Goddess and in the words of the great Philo of Byzantium,”

I have seen the walls and Hanging Gardens of ancient Babylon, the statue of Olympian Zeus, the Colossus of Rhodes, the mighty work of the high Pyramids and the tomb of Mausolus. But when I saw the temple at Ephesus rising to the clouds, all these other wonders were put in the shade.

Now when the new 7 wonders were revealed,I can only put on my shade and shake at these shapes…. hmm.gif

PS :To me the voting is purely with commercial intent and not based on their historical significance...... nicetry2.gif
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post Tue, 10 Jul 2007 9:14 pm
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QUOTE(goldrush @ Tue, 10 Jul 2007 2:47 pm) *

I have seen the walls and Hanging Gardens of ancient Babylon, the statue of Olympian Zeus, the Colossus of Rhodes, the mighty work of the high Pyramids and the tomb of Mausolus. But when I saw the temple at Ephesus rising to the clouds, all these other wonders were put in the shade.


Er.....what do you mean by you have seen them all? unsure.gif
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QUOTE(white horse T1 @ Mon, 09 Jul 2007 9:46 pm) *
very sad, that Egypt Pyramid is out, so many mystical stories, movies and not to mention the history behind this ancient city.

If to vote for castle wonder , i will vote for Neuschwanstein Castle, Germany. any time U know why Disney got the idea for sleeping beauty castle now. Probably the world first auto tap in Swan shape is invented.

there.

as much as i like USA, Austalia and France, the "modern building" will not earn my vote




The valley of the King and Queen and Abu Simbal in Egypt can also consider as one of the 7 wonders. Egypt what a fascinating country.



u try just climbing up one stone at the pyramid, then u picure yrself 5000BC ago in the dessert. then u look at the height. confirm no. 1 7 wonder. how to lose this slot, bully countries with no internet ah...



QUOTE(CP @ Tue, 10 Jul 2007 9:14 pm) *


Er.....what do you mean by you have seen them all? unsure.gif




bro, read it in full context lah laugh.gif
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post Tue, 10 Jul 2007 10:21 pm
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QUOTE(CP @ Tue, 10 Jul 2007 9:14 pm) *

Er.....what do you mean by you have seen them all? unsure.gif


Not me lah cuckold biggrin.gif that will put me..eh thousand over years old!!!!

It was written in the words of Philo ,a great Greek writer and engineer of Alexander's time which he described how he was awed and mesmerised by the magnificence of Epheus that dwarfed the other wonders which he compared. peace.gif
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post Tue, 10 Jul 2007 10:36 pm
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Kekeke.........

Anyway, this was what I was "taught" by my primary schoolteacher on what the 7 wonders consists of:

1)Pyramids
2)Hanging Gardens of Babylon
3)Great wall
4)Taj Mahal
5)Eiffel tower
6)Leaning tower of Pisa
7)Grand Canyon

Grand Canyon seemed odd, cause its nature not man made.Apparently there were also some UNOFFICIAL lists of 7 natural wonders which consists of Grand Canyon, Great Barrier Reef, Angel Falls, Niagara Falls,Mount Everest etc.........
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post Tue, 10 Jul 2007 11:00 pm
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Eh hmm

These are the Seven WEN-ders of my Goldfish World biggrin.gif









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post Tue, 10 Jul 2007 11:23 pm
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You can also play "SEVEN WONDERS OF THE ANCIENT WORLD" by Lava Games to learn more of these magnificent monuments.

Here's the link for a free download

http://www.sevenancientworldwonders.com/


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