London Just Not Wondrous Enouugh

By Rob Last edited 170 months ago
London Just Not Wondrous Enouugh

The New 7 Wonders Project is, as you might imagine, a project to find the Seven Wonders of the modern world.

As with all things in 'the modern world' the winners of this exercise will be decided by an international public vote.

The poll, which end in February next year, has been running for six years and has apaprently attracted 17 million votes. So what's the problem?

Well, there are only two British entries in the Top 40 (The Tower of London and the Greenwich Observatory) and the Times seems be a little miffed about the situation.

"The British entries failed to register a percentage because of their statistically insignificant number of backers. This means that without a sudden reversal in fortunes, no British sites or buildings will make it onto the shortlist of 21, to be determined in February."

But hang on a minute. Who are we up against here: the Great Wall of China, the Colosseum, the Taj Mahal. Now we're an unshamedly London-centric website, but even we have to admit that you can't really compare the Greenwich Observatory to the Great Wall of China!

Even the Sistine Chapel looks unlikely to make the final shortlist. Should we really be moaning that the Tower of London (where lots and lots of people were imprisoned and killed unnecessarily) might not make it?

Last Updated 14 December 2004