Sep 6, 2011

More Wonders of the World

Last week we wrapped up the Seven Wonders of the Industrial World so it’s time for a new list.

When I first started this series I thought I’d be stopping with the original list of Wonders. However, I discovered there’s a whole pile of wonders out there, so I kept going. Now I think it would be interesting to keep the series going until I’ve covered seven different lists of 7 Wonders of the World.

We’ve already explored the Ancient Wonders of the World, the Medieval Wonders, and the Industrial Age Wonders. Next up are the Natural Wonders, followed by the Underwater Wonders, then the Modern Wonders, and finishing with the “New” Seven Wonders (based on voting from around the world).

The Seven Natural Wonders, a not-for-profit organization created to protect the natural wonders of the world, was created in 2008. The mission is to help people discover and explore the natural wonders of the world, to teach them about the wonders and the things that threaten their existence, and to inspire them to create a philosophy and practice of conservation.

Their list of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World was compiled through a global poll and is as follows: The Grand Canyon, the Great Barrier Reef, the Harbour of Rio de Janeiro, Mount Everest, the Aurora Borealis, the Parícutin volcano, and Victoria Falls.

We start next week with The Grand Canyon.

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