Monday, July 09, 2007

New Seven Wonders Chosen

A while ago, I wrote a post about the campaign to choose the New Seven Wonders of the World. The winners were announced on 7/7/07:

1. The Colosseum, Rome, Italy
2. Petra, Jordan
3. The Great Wall of China, China
4. Taj Mahal, Agra, India
5. Christ the Redeemer Statue, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
6. Chichén Itzá, Mexico
7. Machu Picchu, Peru

I voted for 5 of the 7 winners. I haven't been able to find a tally of total votes, but reports are that the Great Wall of China came in 1st place.


Kevin said...

I was pretty bummed that Christ the Redeemer won, but that was due to a late campaign in Brazil spearheaded by the president. I'm also bummed that Angkor Wat and Easter Island lost out. But overall, the winners list isn't bad.

eileen said...

Kev, next time I run into your mom I'm telling her that you hate Jesus.

I was also disappointed that Easter Island didn't make the cut.

Kevin said...

No need to call me a Jesus-hater! And no need to tell my mom either: she's here in Chicago for Brain's wedding on Saturday. I told her myself.