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I've been wanting to see this all day. very pleased with the results.. I'm happy that Petra and Chichen Itza made the cut!.
I was hoping that the Moai would end up in the list, too.. I feel a little sad that there weren't enough votes for it, perhaps there wasn't enough promotion in Chile for this event?.. I don't know.. I could trade that for Chris The Redeemer, not trying to start a debate or anything, but I see it more under the same group as the Eiffel tower and the statue of Liberty monuments.. it's beautiful symbolism but not something that astonishes me as a man-made wonder in any way.

I agree with seanutbutter and do believe it was necessary to make an updated version of this, it doesn't happen very often and there just have been so many discoveries around the world in the last century.. the original list pretty much enclosed europe and the places europeans colonised and were able to discover and label as wonders, it's nice to see we're getting a more global perspective now.

thanks for the other lists, rochas.. nice to see Lake Baikal!, I've been dreaming of going there for so long..

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^^^couldn't agree more!!

I am happy with the new list.

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On a side note, some of the finalists were awful. The US had the Statue of Liberty (which I wouldn't call a wonder) and Australia had the Sydney Opera House (which was built all of thirty-four years ago)...
Is the statue of Christ the Redeemer and the Statue of Liberty really all that different? If the statue of Christ has been voted one of the new wonders there's really no reason why Liberty couldn't have made it too. Personally I don't think either statue is particularly what I would call a "Wonder of the World".

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^ I agree. I'm so upset the Acropolis didn't make the list. A structure like that is a true wonder, in my opinion.

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Personally, I would love to see Babylon's Hanging Gardens existing today. Even the name conjures up a beautiful and mythical place. I'm thrilled that China's Great Wall made the list, though!

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I'm not gonna lie, I was incredibly unimpressed by the Colosseum in the flesh. Learning about it was interesting, but the Colosseum itself was nothing too grand.

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Really??? ^ I thought it was amazing!

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Personally, I would love to see Babylon's Hanging Gardens existing today. Even the name conjures up a beautiful and mythical place.
You're not the only one. I get chills whenever I think about how beautiful it must have been.

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I think they should add Pompeii to the list

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^Now, Pompeii was a cool place to visit. It sparked 'wonder' in me.

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I never even considered Pompeii for this, but now that I contemplate it, it'd make a great wonder of the world.

I can't believe I didn't think of that before, because I enjoy volcanoes and all things related immensely.

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and as for me, Cities of the Dead *swoon*
i've never been to a ghost town or abandoned place...at least i think i haven't

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That reminds me... I think the Valley of the Kings should have been nominated.

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Pompeii was fantastic. I visited it on the hottest day of the year though, beforehand we took a wrong turn and ended up driving up the side of Vesuvius >_____>;

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The problem with new 7 wonders is that everyone wants to put everything on it.

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