Have you ever seen something breathtaking and gotten so caught up in the glorious view that nothing could distract you from it- not an earthquake, not even a shootout?
No? Then you should definitely see these wondrous wonders of the world. Take a vacation or something. But if you’re in school, I’d advise you to stay put and feast your eyes on the images instead(though I can’t guarantee you the “WOW” experience). Nonetheless, these wonders would make you appreciate the beauty of our planet, and the tricks of Mother Nature.
So let’s get right to it! Below are the seven wondrous wonders of the world;
- Northern Lights.
Nothing beats the sight of the natural light display of the Aurora Borealis. Not even the pink-yellow-orange colours of the sunset.
The colourful lights are caused by the earth’s magnetic field and are very visible near the Arctic and Antarctic equinoxes. If you want to have a real look to know if this is true, visit Alaska, Northern Canada, Russia, or, if you’re daring, Greenland.
- Hagia Sophia
Ever heard of a building that was once a church before being used as a mosque? Hagia Sophia in Istanbul, Turkey is the place. It’s currently known as the Museum of Istanbul.
- Machu Picchu.
Wouldn’t you like to see a building eight thousand feet above sea level! Machu Picchu, located above Urumbaba valley in Peru, is indeed a wonder.
- Cristo Redentor Statue.
This is the fifth largest statue of Jesus in the world! Yet most Christians are unaware of its existence. It was constructed between 1922 and 1931. If you’re interested in a pilgrimage, hop on a plane to Brazil right away.
- The Leaning Tower of Pisa.
One of the laws of physics states that higher structures have a lower centre of gravity than lower structures. So a tall structure that leans is more likely to topple over!
Well, it seems this law has an exception. The leaning tower of Pisa actually leans to the left, and it’s been that way since 1173! If you’re a lover of Physics, hurry and try to figure out how a tower has been leaning for centuries. If you aren’t, well, just look up images and feast your eyes.
- Eiffel Tower.
Now that’s a wonder we’ve all heard of! The Eiffel tower is an aesthetic symbol of France. You hear Paris, and the Eiffel tower comes to mind. At least, for most people anyway. Though the Eiffel Tower was built as an entrance to the World’s fair, it is frequently used in books(ahem, romance-novel lovers) to capture the lovely Parisian mood.
- The Great Wall of China
Haven’t we all heard of the 21,196.18 km wall that’s 2,300 years old?
The Great Wall of China is as great as it sounds, and it took a very long time to build (approximately 2000 years). The Wall attracts 10 million tourists each year.
I wonder if there’s a racing competition spanning the entire wall…
So there we have it, the Seven wonders of the world. I’d like to visit one or two before I die. Wouldn’t you?