Which wonders have you seen?

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Which wonders have you seen?
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Wed, 04-11-2012 - 10:45am

Silly me, I thought there were really "Seven Wonders of the World!" After reading about wonders of the world on Wikipedia, I found that there are many versions!

There are the Wonders of the Ancient World, of which only the Giza Pyramid still stands, Wonders of the Middle Ages (Stonehenge, Colosseum, Great Wall of China, Leaning Tower of Pisa), Wonders of the Modern World (Channel Tunnel, Empire State Building, Golden Gate Bridge), Wonders of the Natural World (Grand Canyon, Great Barrier Reef), Wonders of the Industrial World, Wonders of the Underwater World, and so on.

Did you know there were so many lists? Which ones have you seen?

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Wed, 04-11-2012 - 10:51am

I obviously have a LOT of traveling to do! I haven't seen the Giza Pyramid or any of the wonders of the Medieval World.

Of the Wonders of the Modern World, I've seen the Panama Canal, the Golden Gate Bridge, the Empire State Building and the CN Tower in Toronto.

Of the Wonders of the Industrial World I've seen the Brooklyn Bridge and, again, the Panama Canal.

Gosh, I didn't feel as though I'd led a sheltered life until now!

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Wed, 04-11-2012 - 11:38am

Funny --- as much as I've traveled, I've missed a LOT! I got hits on almost all lists BUT that's because some of the places I've seen are are more than one!

Ancient World... I've been to Egypt but not to Giza 8-{

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Wed, 04-11-2012 - 11:49am
I noticed that too about the "medieval" wonders.

And what am I missing about the London sewer system????
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Wed, 04-11-2012 - 12:49pm

Mostly I've been around the US, and avoiding cities so I don't have a large scorecard. Used to live in Silicon Valley, so of course I've seen the Golden Gate. Just came back from the big trip to Israel and did, in fact, see the old city of Jerusalem.

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Thu, 04-12-2012 - 12:57am

Gosh, Kellie, I'm with you!! I didn't know there were so many Wonders either, or catagories of Wonders!!

I'v missed a few Wonders..lol..but have been to some and other Wonders that are not on the lists....

NYC many times...Empire State Bldg several times..United Nations Bldg twice...NY Museum of Natural History..Brooklyn and George Washington Bridges..Holland and Lincoln Tunnels..Twin Towers, I have a coffee mug that I bought in the souvenier shop on top of one of the Twin Towers...and many more places.

Saint Louis Arch.
Flew over the Grand Canyon several times, but haven't been there yet.
Mt. Rushmore, Crazy Horse, Yellowstone, Old Faithful & Sulfur Pits, Tetons, Devils Tower, Black Hills South Dakota, Badlands.
Rocky Mountain National Park, Garden of the Gods, Royal Gorge.
Blue Ridge Mts.
Niagra Falls
Salt Lake
In Idaho..Snake River, Tetons, Sun Valley, Craters of the Moon
Palo Duro Canyon, TX
Golden Gate Bridge
Florida Everglades
Kauai, HI and it's canyon and volcano
Smokey Mts. National Park

A few places in Mexico.
Several Caribbean Islands

And more that I can't think of right now. I haven't been outside the contiguous US enough times yet, but more is on my list of where we'd like to go.

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Thu, 04-12-2012 - 10:29am
cmkellie wrote:


And what am I missing about the London sewer system????

Not at all sure --- except maybe that it's so old and still in use! Here's the write-up on it

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Thu, 04-12-2012 - 12:32pm
ca_dreamer wrote:

Mostly I've been around the US, and avoiding cities so I don't have a large scorecard. Used to live in Silicon Valley, so of course I've seen the Golden Gate. Just came back from the big trip to Israel and did, in fact, see the old city of Jerusalem.

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Thu, 04-12-2012 - 12:34pm
thatyank wrote:
cmkellie wrote:


And what am I missing about the London sewer system????

Not at all sure --- except maybe that it's so old and still in use! Here's the write-up on it

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Fri, 04-13-2012 - 7:56am

Roxborough Park

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Fri, 04-13-2012 - 8:00am

7 gross wonders? Put the dead sea on it, for sure. Organic matter washes in and stays because it won't decompose. There's this icky black tarry mud, and some people were putting it on themselves on purpose as a beauty treatment. I will admit, though, that my heels got pretty smooth after that.

Versus the Calistoga (California) mud baths? I don't know. Never made it there.

Some of the hot springs at Yellowstone were pretty stinky from sulfur,

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