Yesterday the world elected it's New 7 Wonders!
I had no real favourites, there were too many I liked, but as I love all things historical so I was hoping the "older" monuments would win. It seems the world agreed with me and most of the chosen ones were representative of ancient cultures. Only Brasil's Christ the Redeemer left me with some doubts, although an imposing monument it's basically a concrete statue and the design is a regular representation of Jesus Christ. In it's place I would have picked Spain's Alhambra.
I'm glad they removed the Pyramids of Gyza from the competition. It made no sense to me to have the only remaining of the ancient 7 wonders competing with the new ones.
We also elected the 7 Wonders of Portugal and unfortunately my favourite - Mafra's Monastery - did not make it. I must admit it was also a difficult choice and all the 7 elected Monuments are something special. Here's the list of the winners so you can see a little bit of my country:
Mosteiro de Alcobaça
Mosteiro da Batalha
Mosteiro dos Jerónimos
Palácio da Pena
Castelo de Óbidos
Torre de Belém
Castelo de Guimarães