Friday, November 03, 2006,8:44 AM
Seven Wonders Update

So last winter I had a post about the project to name the New Seven Wonders of the World (since most of the old ones no longer exist and were limited to just Western structures). After gathering suggestions a research a committee of seven (of course) narrowed the results down to 21 and asked the world to vote. Last time I posted you had to call an international number to vote, but they have since set up online voting. After a lot of hype and tv specials on the top 21, the winners will be announces on 7-7-07. But every so often they release the current standings for a few days on their website. Here are the standings as of Oct.31. -

Top Seven –
Acropolis, Colosseum, Easter Island Statues, Great Wall, Machu Picchu, Pyramids of Giza, Taj Mahal

Middle Seven –
Angkor, Chichen Itza,Christ Redeemer, Eiffel Tower, Kremil/St. Basil’s, Petra, Stonehenge

Bottom Seven –
Alhambra, Hagia Sophia, Kiyomizu Temple, Neuschwanstein Castle, Statue of Liberty, Sydney Opera House, Timbuktu

Let's see, my votes were for -
1. Great wall
2. Pyramids
3. Angkor
4. Christ Redeemer
5. Taj mahal
6. Neuschwanstein Castle
7. Chichen Itza

3 in the top 7, 3 in the middle 7, and one in the bottom 7. So anyway, I think stuff like this is really cool and have been watching its progress. Things like this that literally get the whole word working together are worthy causes in my book. See some great pictures of the sites and the cultures they are in at the world tour scrapbook. If you want your voice heard in the vote just click here -

Vote for the new 7 world wonders

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