Saturday/ the (new) Seven Wonders of the World

8-7-2016 9-56-54 PM
Source: WIkipedia

I see the Christ The Redeemer statue in Rio de Janeiro is considered one of the ‘new’ Severn Wonders of the World. (So who decided which wonderful things the seven ‘Wonders’ are?  The ‘New Seven Wonders of the World was an initiative that started in 2000 as a project for the new millennium, to choose Wonders of the World from a selection of 200 existing monuments. The New7Wonders Foundation – based in Zurich, Switzerland – announced the winners announced on 7 July 2007 in Lisbon.   They claim more than 100 million votes were cast through internet or by telephone, but critics say not enough controls were in place and that the survey was therefore ‘unscientific’).

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I like this overview shot (possibly taken by a drone?) that played at the start of NBC’s broadcast of the opening ceremonies. The Christ The Redeemer Status is made from soapstone, is 30 metres (98 ft) tall without its pedestal, and is located on the peak of the Corcovado mountain overlooking the city of Rio de Janeiro.

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