If you search on internet or in any other place like books
or magazines you can find different lists of the Wonders of the World that starts
from antiquity until today, to categorize the world’s most tramendous natural
wonders and manmade structures. This essay will describe my favorites wonders
of the modern world nowadays not only by the way they look but also their
importance and values in human evolution and civilization of world.
Someone once said: “Stuff your eyes with wonder, live as if you’d drop dead in ten seconds.
See the world. It’s more fantastic than any dream made or paid for in
factories.”-anonymous And I would like to remain and analyze the meaning of
what he said placed in today’s world. As the cities are being overpopulated by
factories and skyscrapers, we have lost the meaning of what we call wonders and
the relation that stays alive between a place and the history. An object place
or building can have a great impact on people’s live, and what makes it
wonderful is the story that lies behind.
2001, 200 monuments were selected by some Swiss foundation to choose among them
7 wonders of the modern. The list updated contains those seven monuments: The Great
Wall of China, Petra in Jordan, the Colosseum in Rome, Chichen Itza in Mexico,
Taj mahal in India, Machu Picchu Peru and Chris the Redeemer in Brazil. I have chosen
to share in this essay only three of them as they awake inside of me the magic
that only a wonder can bring.
Firstly, I would like to start with the famous Great
Wall of China, a national icon of Chinese country. It is ranked as the longest
wall in the world, and as it can be imagined his history is very long too. This
wall started to create over 2300 years ago to protect territorial boundaries
from enemies, by a lot of groups dynasties who has participated on different
parts of the wall. During the construction died up to 400000 people and some of
them were buried on the wall. This monument is chosen by me as it represents
the pride of china country, their resistance, creativity and determinance. This
is the longest project alive that has taken in itself more blood, sweat, tears
and legends and also preserves in itself a fantastic architecture.
The second monument on my top 3 is the colosseum of Rome.
Certainly, all of you have seen the famous movie of gladiator. so, you have
seen the famous colosseum too. The largest amphitheater in the world has seen
more than what a movie can offer: true fights among gladiators, wild animals,
emperors and a huge number of spectators who came to enjoy the part. It took 10
years to build this monument between 72 and 81 A.D started by emperor Vespas. Colosseum
is one of the most remarkable architecture building worldwide. It consists on a
mix of style, romans on pair with Greeks. Even though a great amount of it is
destroyed over years it remains one of the most wonderful attractions for
Least but not less, Taj Mahal in India. As I was coming
across some new commercials I saw the newest one from Dior that ended with some
phrase that reminded me of Taj mahal. and you what can you do for love? shah
jahan certainly had a lot to do for love. He did something that the world would
recognize among years as the greatest symbol of love, built taj mahal in honour
of its wife. The history is fantastic, but what came after was exceptionally wonderful.
Taj mahal is a great architectural building that has a perfect harmony and symmetry,
a real masterpiece in balance, conception colors and everything else. It is
made from white marble that changes its color from the light of sun or moon. It
is said that after Taj mahal was finished shah jahan cut off the the hands of
architect and workers to ensure that they never will built another one of its
kind. As it can be expected nowadays is a famous attraction for tourists
Coming to conclusion, for me its very important that
eventhough we may not be possible to visit those wonders we should know and
recognize their importance and values as all of them bring a lot of history and
facts. They are the most wonderful structures made by humans in a amaizing
harmony with their elements. I have found in my three fav wonders the fantastic
dreams coming up alive in reality.