Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Seven Wonders of the World

Did you know that there is currently a global competition to name the seven wonders of the world? In this case it's the seven manmade/architectural wonders of the world...the Egyptian Pyramids being the only surviving structure of the orginal seven wonders of the ancient world.

Anyone in the world can vote by visiting: www.new7wonders.com.

Contest organizer, Swiss Adventurer Bernard Weber, "felt it is time for something new to bring the world together" and to "symbolize a common pride in global cultural heritage".

I think it's also time to re-consider the NATURAL wonders of the world. The Bay of Fundy is sometimes identified as one of the world's great natural wonders, along with the Great Barrier Reef, the Grand Canyon, and Mount Everest. Yet, by times, the Bay of Fundy turns up on a list of Seven Forgotten Wonders of the World - ah, that's not so good!

1 comment:

MAC said...

The Bay of Fundy is still listed on one of the first websites as 2nd in a list of Seven Natural Wonders. See this at:
http://ce.eng.usf.edu/pharos/wonders/natural/index.html

But your right. It seems to have slipped elsewhere. See Wikipedia.