Wednesday, July 11, 2007

The 7 'new' wonders

So after several rounds of advertisements spread across several months, we finally now have the new 7 wonders of the world. Are they officially recognised by whoever it is that recognises such things? I am not sure and I am sure whoever organised this entire 'vote-for-your-wonder' exercise is right now not interested in finding that out since they must be, to use a popular phrase generally used in situations like this, 'laughing their way to the bank'. Taking a more cynical view of things, thats probably the only wonder they are bothered about!! Anyway, since the announcements have been made, I might just as well acknowledge them here.

So the 7 'new' wonders are:

The Great Wall of china - 祝贺 China / 祝賀 China

The ancient city of Petra - Jordan تهاني

Statue of Christ the redeemer - felicitações Brazil

Machu Picchu - felicitaciones Peru

Chichen Itza - felicitaciones Mexico

The Colosseum - congratulazioni Italy

The Taj Mahal - congratulations India
(couldn't find the hindi script on the net for this one!!)

Am still wondering why the Pyramids of Giza don't figure in this list. If any 'thing' qualifies as a wonder, the Egyptian pyramids do, given their sheer size, age and the surrounding mystery which they wear like a second skin. And since we are talking about 'new' wonders, how about hailing the computer as the most wonderful as this whole exercise wouldn't have been possible without one?


hariadarsh said...

Leaning Tower of Pisa!!! wasnt on finalist list even

hariadarsh said...

Leaning Tower of Pisa!!

me said...

Hari, the leaning tower was not entirely man made. Atleast the 'leaning' part of the tower was due to a mistake on the part of the designers and the architects. So may be it was rightfully left out of the list!!

Boopathy said...

few of the wonders I have not even heard of (hyperlinks could help)

me said...

Boopathy, as per your suggestion, the links are now in place.