Ruby's blog has a post to vote on the new 7 wonders of the world, a noble cause to obtain the 7 symbols of global unity. I just wanted to post on my favorite of the nominated wonders, the place which I most want to visit, (next to Makkah al-Mukarramah and Madīnat al Munawwarah) the red city, the architectural marvel that is Petra. The city carved into the rock, long hidden from the prying eyes of the western world.
Pictured above is the end of the dark and narrow gorge called the Siq, which is the entrance to this wondrous city.
At the end of the narrow gorge stands Petra's most elaborate ruin, the treasury (Al Khazneh), the intricacy and detail that went into the craftsmanship truly amazes me.
Unfortunately the Kaaba isn't nominated as one of the new 7 wonders of the world which I think is quite disappointing, given its historical heritage and ability to bring everyone, be it king or beggar, to the same level. Definitely much more of a wonder than the Statue of Liberty or Eiffel tower, and this coming from someone who hasn't even seen it in reality, well I haven't seen either of these in reality but from the media I have seen them in I know which one is better.