Top 100 wonders of the world

Jun 29th, 2006, 04:05 PM
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crefloors, I personally didn't take the test because I couldn't find "chocolate lava cake" anywhere on that list!
Obviously not a very good list.
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Neil_Oz, you are free to make your own 100 list, and I would like to see it. I love Sydney and would certainly put it on my top 10 list, but I don't think you need to denigrate San Francisco to make your point. San Francisco is at least as spectacular as Sydney, if not more so. You will be happy to know that Conde Nast (2004) ranks Sydney as #1 for Pacific Rim Cities (and San Francisco #1 for the US) both well deserved. Also, both Sydney and the Pudong (the city east [dong] of the Pu river in Shanghai) as "silver medal winners" i.e. second hundred by the Hillman Wonders list. NYC should indeed be on the list, the Pudong was just a field last time I saw it- not so many years ago! I'll concede this point though: I only walked across the Golden Gate Bridge, but I climbed to the top of the Sydney Harbour Bridge.
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Jun 29th, 2006, 05:58 PM
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Neil_Oz, if you check the top 1000 list, which is listed by country, you'll see that Australia's wonders are listed: Ayers Rock (Uluru);
Bungle Bungle Striped Rocks; Great Barrier Reef; Great Ocean Road; Indian Pacific Railroad Trip; Kakadu National Park; Kings Canyon; Lord Howe Islands
Olgas; Outback; Sydney Harbour & Opera House.
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Come on, tampatramp, you're drawing a long bow to read my comment as "denigration". I'm very fond of San Francisco, a city I'll be spending more time in this year, but while I'm happy to admit to a little bias I can't see it in the top 100. Actually I couldn't care less that Sydney's not on the list, or for that matter anywhere else in Australia.

You have the better of me - I haven't climbed Sydney Harbour Bridge and I don't have any plans to do so, but I am looking forward to walking over the Golden Gate.

Yes, Pudong wasn't much a few years ago - not so now. I don't particularly like the area as it happens, but it's a jaw-dropper all the same.
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Since I have only been to a handful of them, I'll list the ones I have been to.
Yellowstone NP
NY Skyline
Yosemite NP
San Francisco
Ironically the #6 is practically in my back yard and I have never been...something about a giant hole or something...I don't know.
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Jun 29th, 2006, 09:23 PM
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I have been to 22 and I am surprised that it has been that many. I only get my two weeks a year.
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Jun 29th, 2006, 09:25 PM
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37, and I'm 35 years old. I think I'm in good shape...
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WOW! and 70 for the top 1000!!!
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Jun 29th, 2006, 10:18 PM
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Many. But why this show of braggacio?
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Jun 29th, 2006, 10:38 PM
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Because GBelle asked
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Jun 30th, 2006, 12:09 AM
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Neil_oz did not denigrate San Francisco in any shape or form, he just thought Sydney should be in the list and so did you by placing it in the top 10

I hope you were just joking about the following:

<<panecott: if San Francisco was one of your 39, then you would have known oracle is a software company.>>

if not,then its a Classic!

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Jun 30th, 2006, 07:26 AM
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Neil_Oz, OK, denigrate was too strong a word. Seems silly to argue about , but I just can't agree that Sydney is the "distinctly more spectacular city". Especially since no othe city comes close to "spectatular" of either city. In any case, I wish you good health, a long life, and may you visit all the places you desire. Enjoy your visit to the US and San Francisco.
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Jun 30th, 2006, 07:50 AM
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Funny, but it's tampa tramp. And yes, people who live in Tampa are known as tampons. (I actually live in a beach city, part of "Tampa Bay" but not Tampa- so I'm not offended)

Yes again, of course I was joking about oracle. While I never studied mythology in school, my interest stems from the study of astronomy. We have daughter named like the oldest and lovliest daughter of Pleione and Atlas. You can see her star surounded by 5 of her 6 sisters.

Does anyone have the Foders travel guide to the constellations?
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Jun 30th, 2006, 08:14 AM
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I love San Francisco as much as any other person, but to be honest I was surprised to find it on the top 100. I think that there are cities that are more important and more impressive that are not on the list. I would have thought that more historically significant US cities, such as Boston or Philadelphia, are not on the list, or DC, which celebrates American history. San Francisco is a beautiful city but what makes it that much better than any of those cities? Or numerous other cities or towns that are just as beautiful and perhaps more historically signifcant...Vienna, Venice (which is much more than the canals, which are listed), Nuremberg, Edinburgh, Positano, Salzburg, etc etc., not to mention cities in other countries.

Please note -- I am not critizing San Francisco! Just wondering what criteria was used to come up with this list.

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Jun 30th, 2006, 08:45 AM
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That's always the problem with these kind of lists. They're subjective. I think there's an arguement to be made that the Chicago skyline as seen from Lake Michigan is just as impressive as that of NYC. But I guess you just have to view the list as a little bit of fun and not think too much about it. Or see it as a suggestion of other places to visit!
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Jun 30th, 2006, 08:57 AM
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CAPH, good point. It doesn't really bother me, just made me curious. It is a fun list, and motivates me to travel even more than I already do!

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Jun 30th, 2006, 09:04 AM
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It just kind of blows your mind that someone hasn't heard of, at least Delph, let alone the Oracle.
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My finger missed the i in Delphi.
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