The New 7 Wonders of the World were announced during the Official Declaration ceremony in Lisbon, Portugal on Saturday, July 7, 2007 – 07.07.07
Interesting to see that not any modern man made wonder became part of the list!
In general I agree with the list, though the Christ Redeemer in Brazil is a very weak choice.
Any way, here is my list. Not in any order, I value them equal. Apart from the Tal Mahal and Machu Pichu I have (or will next month, China!) visited them all.
Colosseum, Rome. The Romans really knew how to build. Very modern techniques, changed the world. The Colusseum is one of the example, the Aghia Sofia in Istanbul, the Pantheon, the Aquaducts, Pompeii, Herculaneam, all represent one of the most important civilizations of the world.
The Parthenon, Athens. The Greece, followed by the Romans, were the starting point for our modern world.
The Great Wall, China. Combined with the Palace in Beijing tokens of one of the oldest civilizations on earth.
Alhambra, Spain. A monument to the world of architecture.
Machu Pichu, a mistery of a culture now forgotten.
The most modern monument in this list. A crazy king realized a monument in the mountains of South Germany.
The pyramids in Gizeh are the most obvious remains of the Egypt world. The other remains, like Thebes, TutAnchAmon’s grave, Abu Simbel all represent a great civilization.
Taj Mahal, India. A orgy in white. A mausoleum reperesenting the same great Islam architecture as the Alhambra.