This morning I read a book from the 1980´s, about the greatest masterpieces of the world. The book contained pictures from USA, South America, Oceania and the other continents. Really amazing book, and I loved the little mental trip I did in my mind, all over the world in just a few minutes. I really took to heart Christ the Redeemer statue in Rio, and the Opera House in Sydney, the stories behind their builds and their history ever since. Really educational.
|Pyramids of Giza.|
I left my house, and called a friend. "Let us decide to go somewhere we haven´t been before" I told him. He smiled, but I think he will come around. I specifically mentioned the USA during our conversation, because he has not been there and I want to go back there.
The original seven wonders of the ancient world were: The Seven Wonders of the Ancient World (from left to right, top to bottom): Great Pyramid of Giza, Hanging Gardens of Babylon, Temple of Artemis, Statue of Zeus at Olympia, Mausoleum at Halicarnassus, Colossus of Rhodes, and the Lighthouse of Alexandria.
The modern seven wonders of the world are: Great Wall of China, Petra, Christ the Redeemer, Machu Picchu, Chichen Itza, Colosseum, Taj Mahal, Great Pyramid of Giza.
As you can see, only one of the Ancient wonders are left on the list, published in 2007.
We can agree or disagree about which wonders were and were not on the list, but to tell you the truth: If I had the money, I would travel to each and one of these in a heartbeat.
Which wonder would you visit first?
PS! For me, it will be Colosseum, this summer.