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In regards to the 7 Wonders of the World, which one's would you nominate as your favorites that aren't on the lists posted in the details below?

Asked by Bluefreedom (22557 points ) January 29th, 2009

Seven Wonders of the Ancient World
Great Pyramid of Giza
Hanging Gardens of Babylon
Statue of Zeus at Olympia
Temple of Artemis at Ephesus
Mausoleum of Maussollos at Halicarnassus
Colossus of Rhodes
Lighthouse of Alexandria
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Wonders of the modern world according to the American Society of Civil Engineers
Channel Tunnel
CN Tower
Empire State Building
Golden Gate Bridge
Itaipu Dam
Delta Works
Panama Canal

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Mamradpivo's avatar

I would add Macchu Picchu and Chichen Itza, for sure. For the modern list, I would consider airports. Maybe one that’s built on infill like San Francisco’s or better yet, Tokyo.

jonsblond's avatar

The Three Gorges Dam in China (though it is still under construction)

May I add a natural wonder?
The Grand Canyon

Bluefreedom's avatar

I should have put into my question that it can be any wonders that you can think of – Natural, Man Made, Industrial, Underwater, or whatever you’d like.

jonsblond's avatar

@Bluefreedom If you would have done that, it would have taken up alot of room. It would also have listed Grand Canyon. So I will need to correct my answer.

The deepest cave in the world at a total depth of 7188 ft.:
Krubera-Voronja Cave in Georgia near the Black Sea.

lurve for the question :)

GAMBIT's avatar

I’ve never gotten over the look in my wife’s eyes when we got married.

Bluefreedom's avatar

@jonsblond. I saw a documentary on the making of the Three Gorges Dam and I couldn’t believe how incredibly huge it was.

Here are a couple of my nominations for wonders:

Iguazu Falls
Grand Canyon – I live in Arizona and I try to go see the canyon at least once every year. Every time I see it, it is just as amazing as the first time I saw it.
Taj Mahal
Ayers Rock
St. Peters Cathedral

Bluefreedom's avatar

@Harp. Wow, very good choices and great images too.

La_chica_gomela's avatar

I second Machu Picchu!

Jack79's avatar

I’ve only been in the channel tunnel and the smoothness of the train was really impressive. Seen the ESB,GGB and PanCan on TV or pics but haven’t really heard of the others.

For me the most amazing wonder of modern technology is the ISS, simply because it is outside the planet and symbolises our ability to reach the stars. It also symbolises the end of the Cold War which gave us this ability, of peace (don’t forget it started off as “Mir”) and co-operation. Some of NASA’s probes and Hubble have done pretty impressive stuff too.

miasmom's avatar

Mount Rushmore and the Great Wall of China…you could even include the Berlin Wall because of its significant history.

Blondesjon's avatar

Earthrise. As seen from the moon.

this way I get to include all the others as well

seVen's avatar

Jerusalem the most Holy place of all 3 major religions.

steelmarket's avatar

Lake Biakal , deepest lake in the world.
@Blondesjon, why not claim the moon? It surely would not be here if not for planet Earth.

Jack79's avatar

btw guys I do think “wonders” refers to human constructions, not natural wonders. That’s what it originally meant in the ancient world anyway. But we could have a new category of course and then get another 7 :)

steelmarket's avatar

For constructed artifacts, I’d nominate the internet.
As invented by Al Gore.

Blondesjon's avatar

@steelmarket…Of my myriad personality flaws, greed is not one.

uh, you gonna eat that?

TheKNYHT's avatar

As I just came back from a 4 day jaunt (wish it was 40!) to Monument Valley, I nominate it!
Here are some pictures for you guys to drool over, but it comes with a disclaimer:

Please be advise, prolonged viewing of these images may cause profuse drooling which may have an adverse effect on electronic equipment, such as computers like the one you are viewing this from!

http://search.aol.com/aol/image?invocationType=rboxImgDtls&query=monument%20valley&icid=snap-pic&flv=1

and for non-AOLERs:

http://www.wildnatureimages.com/Monument_Valley_Photos.htm

deni's avatar

@TheKNYHT – hell yeah i was in monument valley a few months ago. its so beautiful. and i wasnt even there on a very nice day. it was mostly overcast but those rock formations are amazing. so interesting too.

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