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07/08/2007 06:20:49 AM · #1
I am going to photograph Petra-Jordan, the second of the world's new Seven wonders. Do we have volunteers to photograph the rest of the seven wonders around the world? I will make all photos print size and available online when done.
Tareq
07/08/2007 07:23:16 AM · #2
Hey Tareq,

If they decide to include the Stratosphere, I'm in!

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07/08/2007 07:31:10 AM · #3
I could probably manage one or two... certainly the Great Wall of China.

p.s. Are self-portraits allowed? ;-Þ)
07/08/2007 07:37:08 AM · #4
The new 7 WW

The Great Wall of China
Petra in Jordan
Brazil's statue of Christ the Redeemer
Peru's Machu Picchu
Mexico's Chichen Itza pyramid
The Colosseum in Rome
India's Taj Mahal

07/08/2007 07:38:50 AM · #5
How in the world did the Pyramids of Egypt not make that list?
07/08/2007 07:43:04 AM · #6
Originally posted by Blackbox:

Hey Tareq,

If they decide to include the Stratosphere, I'm in!

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Here is their site. You can find all who competed.
N7WW
07/08/2007 07:46:11 AM · #7
Originally posted by yanko:

How in the world did the Pyramids of Egypt not make that list?


Because the Pyramids of Giza weren't built by man! (j/k)
07/08/2007 07:59:17 AM · #8
Originally posted by Blackbox:

Originally posted by yanko:

How in the world did the Pyramids of Egypt not make that list?


Because the Pyramids of Giza weren't built by man! (j/k)


Hmmm. You may be not joking and not knowing it!! It is said that the pyramids were built by extraterrestrials or that humans were aided by jinn constructing the massive structures.
I read a book back in the 70's written by an Egyptian scholar titled "Those who landed from Heavens" He had this very interesting theory about how the pyramids were really built by nonhumans.

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07/08/2007 08:08:45 AM · #9
Originally posted by yanko:

How in the world did the Pyramids of Egypt not make that list?


Because they are included in the Ancient Wonders of the World, the only ones of those seven that still exist (it was that good old alien technology ;-Þ)
07/08/2007 08:11:35 AM · #10
Originally posted by Pug-H:

I could probably manage one or two... certainly the Great Wall of China.

p.s. Are self-portraits allowed? ;-Þ)


Great, Two down!! maybe three?
07/08/2007 08:15:21 AM · #11
Hey Tareq,

Sorry to get your thread off topic. But...I've read about 35 books about Ancient Egypt and have even written a couple of papers on the topic of The Great Pyramids of Egypt. It's my opinion that the GPoG were built by humans, just not in the time frame they are currently placed in. I think there have been many changes throughout the Earth's history and we just don't know or don't want to acknowledge that possible fact. I think the knowledge that was used to build them is lost and that their true purpose is unknown. To anybody who is interested, read a book called The Giza Power Plant by Christopher Dunn.
07/08/2007 08:25:56 AM · #12
Originally posted by yanko:

How in the world did the Pyramids of Egypt not make that list?


There you go from the CNN site

"Egypt's top antiquities expert also objected to the list. He said Egypt's pyramids are a "symbol of the genius of the ancient people" -- and are above any sort of online poll.

As a result, the organizers struck up a compromise. The pyramids have been assured honorary status, in addition to the new seven wonders.

The new wonders project was the brainchild of Swiss businessman Bernard Weber. He said he wanted to invite the people of the world to take part in selecting the world's greatest wonders.

"So that everybody can decide what the new seven wonders should be and not some government, not some individuals, not some institutions," he said.

Vering said she believes the vote has accomplished that goal.

"We've managed to bring culture out of the museum -- out of the dusty, dry academic corners -- and have people talk about it," she said. "That, we feel, is the greatest achievement of this campaign.""
07/08/2007 08:35:20 AM · #13
Good timing, I was at Chichen Itza 2 weeks ago:

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07/08/2007 08:42:17 AM · #14
Originally posted by MichaelC:

Good timing, I was at Chichen Itza 2 weeks ago:

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Very good. Three down four to go!
07/08/2007 06:13:38 PM · #15
Anyone!
07/08/2007 06:19:42 PM · #16
Originally posted by HighNooner:

Originally posted by Pug-H:

I could probably manage one or two... certainly the Great Wall of China.

p.s. Are self-portraits allowed? ;-Þ)


Great, Two down!! maybe three?


I suppose I should add , it's not the real Great Wall of China, just a model. ;-Þ
07/08/2007 06:22:54 PM · #17
Originally posted by HighNooner:

Anyone!


Tareq - Have you tried searching 'Photographer Profiles' by location of the places you need photos of? You could then write them directly to see if they could help with your project. Just a thought...
07/08/2007 07:15:57 PM · #18
Originally posted by HighNooner:


Brazil's statue of Christ the Redeemer

I have a few of this one, but from my 35mm slide days.
07/08/2007 07:35:34 PM · #19
Originally posted by HighNooner:

Anyone!


Here's the Taj Mahal:

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07/08/2007 07:36:48 PM · #20
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Here is me on the steps of Chichen Itza, not really useful for your project but now you can no longer climb the pyramid. so I can bore my kids with that useless bit of trivia in the future, just like I am doing right now to you guys, LOL!!
07/09/2007 03:51:33 AM · #21
THREE TO GO.
GUYS!!
07/18/2007 01:19:26 PM · #22
I have some Christ's pictures, but not sure if they are high enough resolution..I took with an older camera.
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