Wonders of Natures

The Grand Canyon, the Matterhorn and the Great Barrier Reef are competing with 25 other spectacular natural landmarks in the final phase of the global poll to chose the “New 7 Wonders of Nature”.

The New 7 Wonders organization, lead by Swiss adventurer Bernard Weber, released its list of finalist on last Tuesday. Among them are the Amazon rain forest, the Dead Sea and Ecuador’s Galapagos islands.

People can vote by internet or phone. The winner will be announced in 2011 and share in the glory already enjoyed by the seven-man made wonders chosen two years ago.

Over one billion people are expected to vote. Mr. Weber said he was happy the nominees included places that lie in more than one country. Such as the Dead Sea or the Amazon rain forest, which make people work together across borders.

Africa, where most people vote by mobile phones, has had the biggest increase in votes over the last few weeks.

Niagara Falls will not be among the wonders because United States tourism officials have worries their cash-strapped community might have to pay for costly promotional activities.

Finalists are picking depending on geographical balance, diversity and the importance to human life.

Around 100 million people voted in selection of the seven man-made wonders in 2007. The winners included the Colosseum, the Great Wall, the Taj Mahal, Petra in Jordan, Christ the Redeemer Statue in Brazil, Machu Picchu and the Pyramid at Chichen Itza, Mexico.

Choosing world wonders has been a continuing fascination, with Unesco constantly updating its list of World Heritage Sites, which now totals 890 places.

picture is courtesy of www.empire.state.ny.us


dede said…
Useful post, Thanks for sharing...
PS Holic said…
about that awards... you can grab it all.. it's all for you... al you have to do is just...

1. If, and only if, you get tagged (you've been tagged, havn't u?!?) write a post with links to 10 the most inspiring and very friendly blogs,
2. Link to this post so that people can easily find the exact origin of the meme,
3. Not an optional: Proudly display 'the most inspiring and very friendly award' with a link to the post that you wrote.
4. Talk to each of 'em, let 'em know that you give something to them.
5. Do the same thing as the giver did to you :)

That was that! Please, remember to tag blogs with real merits, i.e. relative content, and above all - blogs that really inspiring you! It is not the first time I am starting something with my blog so I hope it doesn't come back to haunt me.

but... again.. if it's bothering you... it's ok for you to keep all the awards on your blog without jumping it onto others.. it's up to you dear :) thnx :)

awards link
Fida Abbott said…
Hi Donna,

I miss you.

I'm glad if you're interested to try writing Chaiku Poem

Btw, let me know when you've done.

Have a good day, too.
supriadi said…
Alhamdulillah baik Donn...O ya don knp km kok tidak pakai shoutmix aja khan lebih gampang komunikasinya...
Irfan said…
It is unfortunate that Borobudur temple is not one of the New7Wonders. Indeed, only very few people know the internet (because the polling is conducted through email polling). More than that, there were only very very very few efforts from government to have campaigns to boost the polling for Borobudur as the New7Wonders. Now, the question is: where did the government allot that huge amount of money?

Best regards,

Irfan Melodic Nugroho
Melodramatic Mind

Facts on the Recent News
Syifa said…
@ dede online: thanks for drop by Dede.
@ genial: thx a lot for the tag my dear friend, i'll manage to upload it.
@ Fida: miss u too, i used to made in a long sentence ... just ordinary poem, but i'll try to make it.
@ Shiro: belum tahu kapan dipasang lagi shout-mix nya hehe ...
@ Irfan: probably they thought that our Borobudur is not being well take-care. for me it's apart of world history, asia especially.
Yudie said…
Hope, Comodo Island will be one of the new seven wonder. Let's vote for it...

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