New Seven Wonders of the World

The Seven Wonders of the World have been's about time, because some of the ancient ones are no longer with us, so how can anyone really appreciate them....

So...what are the new wonders? And are they the best choices?

Seven Wonders of the Modern World

Christ the Redeemer Statue Rio de Janeiro Brazil
Christ the Redeemer Statue Rio de Janeiro BrazilPhotographic Print
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The 105-foot-tall (38-meter-tall) "Christ the Redeemer" statue in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil....our son, Ethan, who has seen this statue said it was disappointing addition to the new list.

Great Wall, China
Great Wall, ChinaPhotographic Print
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Constructed between the fifth century B.C. and the 16th century, the Great Wall of China is the world's longest human-made structure, stretching some 4,000 miles (6,400 kilometers). The best known section was built around 200 B.C. by the first emperor of China, Qin Shi Huang Di.

Now this for sure is a "keeper"....Twice I've seen, clambered, struggled, waited to catch my breath, run, hopped, skipped and stood in awe on this incredible feat of humankind.

A View of the Colosseum
A View of the ColosseumPhotographic Print
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Colosseum in Rome, Italy....Ethan says is another disappointment. I forget why, but he's seen it and lots of other stuff and says it should have been passed over.

El Khasneh (The Treasury) is Petra's Most Famous and Impressive Monument, Petra, Jordan
El Khasneh (The Treasury) is Petra's Most Famous and Impressive Monument, Petra, JordanPhotographic Print
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Petra, Jordan is famous for its many stone structures such as a 138-foot-tall (42-meter-tall) temple carved with classical facades into rose-colored rock. The ancient city also included tunnels, water chambers, and an amphitheater, which held 4,000 people.

Ethan says it's a "keeper"....and guess who was stingy enough not to make the short trek from Amman to Petra and see one of the Seven Wonders? Yup, you guessed it!

Inca City of Machu Picchu, Machu Picchu, Cuzco, Peru
Inca City of Machu Picchu, Machu Picchu, Cuzco, PeruPhotographic Print
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Machu Picchu, Peru...The ruined city is among the best known remnants of the Inca civilization, which flourished in the Andes region of western South America. The city is thought to have been abandoned following an outbreak of deadly smallpox, a disease introduced in the 1500s by invading Spanish forces.

Never been there, never done we can't comment fairly.

Chichen Itza, Yucatan, Mexico
Chichen Itza, Yucatan, MexicoPhotographic Print
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Chichén Itzá, Mexico Chichén Itzá is possibly the most famous temple city of the Mayas, a pre-Columbian civilization that lived in present day Central America. It was the political and religious center of Maya civilization during the period from A.D. 750 to 1200.

Never been there, never done again, no contest here.

The Taj Mahal
The Taj MahalPhotographic Print
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The Taj Mahal, in Agra, India, is the spectacular mausoleum built by Muslim Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan to honor the memory of his beloved late wife, Mumtaz Mahal.

What can we say? It's beautiful and built for love, right?

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