|New seven world wonders announced
||[Jul. 8th, 2007|10:24 am]
They're not really surprising - the Great Wall of China, Petra, Brazil's Statue of Christ Redeemer, Machu Picchu in Peru, the Mayan ruins at Chichen Itza in Mexico, the Colosseum in Rome and India's Taj Mahal - though only 3 were in my final list (the Great Wall, Petra, & the Colosseum). See the n7w site for photos. Critics say the list is very limited, as it is, and the publicity may lead to greater stress on and regulation of fragile sites like Chichen Itza. Hopefully it'll lead to greater protection of them, too.
They're now calling for norminations for the Natural7Wonders, the 7 wonders of nature, many of which are even more endangered...