Sunday, August 12, 2007

World Wonders (a poaching we will go)

I was completely embarrassed that I had to read a blog post about this that I hadn't thought of myself inspired by Amy Guth's recent post, about the Wonders of the World. So I'm poaching it. Well, just poaching the list, really. And adding one obnoxious feature, where I write YES next to the ones I've seen. I've got a LONG way to go.


A. The Seven Wonders of the Ancient World
1.
The Great Pyramid of Giza
2.
The Hanging Gardens of Babylon
3.
The Temple of Artemis at Ephesus
4.
The Statue of Zeus at Olympia
5.
The Mausoleum at Halicarnassus
6.
The Colossus of Rhodes
7.
The Pharos of Alexandria


B. The Seven Wonders of the Medieval Mind
1.
Stonehenge
2.
The Colosseum
3.
The Catacombs of Kom el Shoqafa
4.
The Great Wall of China YES
5.
The Porcelain Tower of Nanjing
6.
The Hagia Sophia
7.
The Leaning Tower of Pisa


C. The Seven Natural Wonders of the World
1.
Mount Everest YES
2.
The Great Barrier Reef
3.
The Grand Canyon
4.
Victoria Falls
5.
The Harbor of Rio de Janeiro
6.
Paricutin Volcano
7.
The Northern Lights


D.
The Seven Underwater Wonders of the World
1.
Palau
2.
The Belize Barrier Reef
3.
The Galapagos Islands YES
4.
The Northern Red Sea
5.
Lake Baikal
6.
The Great Barrier Reef
7.
The Deep Sea Vents


E.
The Seven Wonders of the Modern World
1.
The Empire State Building YES
2.
The Itaipú Dam
3.
The CN Tower
4.
The Panama Canal
5.
The Channel Tunnel
6.
The North Sea Protection Works
7.
The Golden Gate Bridge YES


F.
The Seven Forgotten Natural Wonders of the World
1.
Angel Falls
2.
The Bay of Fundy
3.
Iguaçú Falls
4.
Krakatoa Island
5.
Mount Fuji
6.
Mount Kilimanjaro YES
7.
Niagara Falls YES


G.
The Seven Forgotten Modern Wonders of the World
1.
The Clock Tower (Big Ben)
2.
Eiffel Tower
3.
The Gateway Arch YES
4.
The Aswan High Dam
5.
Hoover Dam
6.
Mount Rushmore National Memorial YES
7.
The Petronas Towers

H. The Seven Forgotten Wonders of the Medeival Mind
1.
Abu Simbel Temple
2.
Angkor Wat YES
3.
Taj Mahal YES
4.
Mont Saint-Michel YES
5.
The Moai Statues
6.
The Parthenon
7.
The Shwedagon Pagoda

I. The Forgotten Wonders
1.
The Aztec Temple
2.
The Banaue Rice Terraces
3.
The Borobudur Temple
4.
The Inca City YES
5.
The Statue of Liberty YES
6.
The Mayan Temples YES
7.
The Temple of the Inscriptions
8.
The Throne Hall of Persepolis
9.
Petra
10.
The Suez Canal
11.
The Sydney Opera House
12.
The Red Fort in India YES

That "To Do" list I started yesterday just got a lot longer...