Every schoolchild knows the original Seven Wonders of the World, right? Lessee … there was a lighthouse, maybe some stables, a library, and the Hanging Gardens of Babylon. I forget the rest. No worries: some folks reckon there are enough impressive structures still standing to warrant a new list, and you get to vote for them!
|The Sydney Opera House
One candidate is the Sydney Opera House, and they’re kicking off the campaign at the Opera House forecourt on Tuesday, November 21 – though you’ll need to be there bright and early as it starts at 6am and wraps up by 9am. There’s a sausage sizzle, prizes, and splendid views of the Sydney Harbour Bridge and the city skyline.
The Opera House is a stunner and a strong contender, but it’s got some stiff competition for the list of New Wonders of the World, including Istanbul’s Hagia Sophia, Rome’s Colosseum, Agra’s Taj Mahal and Easter Island.