Years ago in Junior High, I did an essay on the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. I think I still have it. Bozo-brain teacher gave me a B-. It was easily an A. Anyway, the "wonders" of the world have always intrigued me.
Last year I learned there is another list being compiled. This list is the New Seven Wonders of the World. I quickly cast my votes and encouraged all my family members to do likewise. I thought it was a cool way to influence history.
Well, today they released the winners of the New Seven Wonders contest. Of course these don't replace the ancient seven wonders, the are merely newer.
There were 21 contenders for the prize. I'm mildly disappointed by some of the results. As you'll see, only three of my choices made the cut.
The contest has been in the making for at least six years and received millions and millions of voters.
The winners are: (imagine the drum roll here)
• The Great Wall of China (I voted for this one)
• Petra in Jordan
• Brazil's statue of Christ the Redeemer
• Peru's Machu Picchu (I voted for this one)
• Mexico's Chichen Itza pyramid
• The Colosseum in Rome (I voted for this one)
• India's Taj Mahal
When I voted, I easily chose my first five, but I struggled with the last two. I did some reading as it was an important decision for me. My seventh choice was difficult, and unfortunately I don't remember what I finally decided on. In all honesty, my seventh vote could have been anything as they were all equally impressive, but none stood out like my first six.
I voted for:
The Great Wall of China
The Colosseum in Rome
The Acropolis in Athens
The Pyramids in Egypt
Stonehedge in England
Machu Picchu in Peru
I don't remember what my #7 was.
These should have won, but I'm going to be a good sport about this.