Inspirational Photographs of Wonders Of The World

By now, everyone would have surely heard about the new 7 wonders of the world. Every photographer has a different view of the wonders in which they take the shot of it. In this post we would be providing you some of the very different views of the 7 wonders, which you may have not seen.

P.S.: As Great Pyramid of Giza is the last remaining ancient wonder of the world we have also included it in this post.

Taj Mahal – Agra, India

The Taj Mahal is a mausoleum located in Agra, India, built by Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his favorite wife, Mumtaz Mahal.The Taj Mahal (also “the Taj”) is considered the finest example of Mughal architecture, a style that combines elements from Persian, Indian, and Islamic architectural styles. In 1983, the Taj Mahal became a UNESCO World Heritage Site and was cited as “the jewel of Muslim art in India and one of the universally admired masterpieces of the world’s heritage.”
While the white domed marble mausoleum is its most familiar component, the Taj Mahal is actually an integrated complex of structures. Building began around 1632 and was completed around 1653, and employed thousands of artisans and craftsmen

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Chichen Itza – Yucatan, Mexico

Chichen Itza is a large pre-Columbian archaeological site built by the Maya civilization located in the northern center of the Yucatán Peninsula, in the Yucatán state, present-day Mexico.
Chichen Itza was a major focal point in the northern Maya lowlands from the Late Classic through the Terminal Classic and into the early portion of the Early Postclassic period. The site exhibits a multitude of architectural styles, from what is called “Mexicanized” and reminiscent of styles seen in central Mexico to the Puuc style found among the Puuc Maya of the northern lowlands. The presence of central Mexican styles was once thought to have been representative of direct migration or even conquest from central Mexico, but most contemporary interpretations view the presence of these non-Maya styles more as the result of cultural diffusion.

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Great Wall of China – China

Great Wall of China is a series of stone and earthen fortifications in northern China, built, rebuilt, and maintained between the 5th century BC and the 16th century to protect the northern borders of the Chinese Empire. Since the 5th century BC, several walls have been built that were referred to as the Great Wall. One of the most famous is the wall built between 220–206 BC by the first Emperor of China, Qin Shi Huang. Little of that wall remains; the majority of the existing wall were built during the Ming Dynasty.

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Great Pyramids of Giza – Cairo, Egypt

Great Pyramid of Giza is the oldest and largest of the three pyramids in the Giza Necropolis bordering what is now El Giza, Egypt. It is the oldest of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World and the only one to survive substantially intact. It is believed the pyramid was built as a tomb for fourth dynasty Egyptian Pharaoh Khufu (Cheops in Greek) and constructed over a 20-year period concluding around 2551 BC. The Great Pyramid was the tallest man-made structure in the world for over 3,800 years. Originally the Great Pyramid was covered by casing stones that formed a smooth outer surface; what is seen today is the underlying core structure. Some of the casing stones that once covered the structure can still be seen around the base. There have been varying scientific and alternative theories regarding the Great Pyramid’s construction techniques. Most accepted construction hypotheses are based on the idea that it was built by moving huge stones from a quarry and dragging and lifting them into place.

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Christ the Redeemer – Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Christ the Redeemer is a statue of Jesus Christ in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; considered the largest Art Deco statue in the world. The statue stands 39.6 metres (130 ft) tall, including its 9.5 metre (31 ft) pedestal, and 30 metres (98 ft) wide. It weighs 635 tons (700 short tons), and is located at the peak of the 700 metres (2,300 ft) Corcovado mountain in the Tijuca Forest National Park overlooking the city. It is one of the tallest of its kind in the world. The statue of Cristo de la Concordia in Cochabamba, Bolivia, is slightly taller, standing at 40.44 metres (132.7 ft) tall with its 6.24 metres (20.5 ft) pedestal and 34.20 metres (112.2 ft) wide. A symbol of Catholicism, the statue has become an icon of Rio and Brazil.It is made of reinforced concrete and soapstone.

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Colosseum – Rome, Italy

The Colosseum or Roman Coliseum is an elliptical amphitheatre in the center of the city of Rome, Italy, the largest ever built in the Roman Empire. It is considered one of the greatest works of Roman architecture and Roman engineering.
Occupying a site just east of the Roman Forum, its construction started between 70 and 72 AD[1] under the emperor Vespasian and was completed in 80 AD under Titus,[2] with further modifications being made during Domitian’s reign (81–96).[3] The name “Amphitheatrum Flavium” derives from both Vespasian’s and Titus’s family name (Flavius, from the gens Flavia).
Capable of seating 50,000 spectators,[1][4][5] the Colosseum was used for gladiatorial contests and public spectacles. As well as the gladiatorial games, other public spectacles were held there, such as mock sea battles, animal hunts, executions, re-enactments of famous battles, and dramas based on Classical mythology. The building ceased to be used for entertainment in the early medieval era. It was later reused for such purposes as housing, workshops, quarters for a religious order, a fortress, a quarry, and a Christian shrine.
Although in the 21st century it stays partially ruined because of damage caused by devastating earthquakes and stone-robbers, the Colosseum is an iconic symbol of Imperial Rome and its breakthrough achievements in earthquake engineering.

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Machu Picchu – Cuzco, Peru

Machu Picchu is a pre-Columbian Inca site located 2,430 metres (7,970 ft) above sea level.[1][2] It is situated on a mountain ridge above the Urubamba Valley in Peru, which is 80 kilometres (50 mi) northwest of Cuzco and through which the Urubamba River flows. Most archaeologists believe that Machu Picchu was built as an estate for the Inca emperor Pachacuti (1438–1472). Often referred to as “The Lost City of the Incas”, it is perhaps the most familiar icon of the Inca World.
The Incas started building the estate around AD 1400 but it was abandoned as an official site for the Inca rulers a century later at the time of the Spanish conquest of the Inca Empire. Although known locally, it was unknown to the outside world before being brought to international attention in 1911 by the American historian Hiram Bingham. Since then, Machu Picchu has become an important tourist attraction.

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Petra, Jordan

Petra is a historic and archaeological city in the Jordanian governorate of Ma’an that has rock cut architecture and water conduits system. Established sometime around the 6th century BC as the capital city of the Nabataeans,[2] it is a symbol of Jordan as well as its most visited tourism attraction.[2] It lies on the slope of Mount Hor[3] in a basin among the mountains which form the eastern flank of Arabah (Wadi Araba), the large valley running from the Dead Sea to the Gulf of Aqaba. Petra was chosen as one of the New Seven Wonders of the World in 2007 and a World Heritage Site since 1985. Petra was chosen by the BBC as one of “the 40 places you have to see before you die”.

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27 Responses to “Inspirational Photographs of Wonders Of The World”
  1. sindu

    awsome pictures mind blowing……..

  2. sindhu subramanian

    I love these images. brilliant photographers. awesome………………….

  3. karthik

    beautiful marvellous fantastic awesome there is no words to say for me great job congrats

  4. sakthi

    awesome pictures really super

  5. Corporate Photographer

    Th shots of Christ the Redeemer are simply stunning. Wonderful statue in a glorious position.

  6. shiva kumar

    evergreen images

  7. honeymoon villa

    very nice.!
    iran is >… all the world in the iran area.!!

  8. ghtr

    thts intersted. i like to see that very soon

  9. Mariá Concepcíon

    What a wonderful world!!

  10. Hamid

    Please show photos of Pasargad, tomb of greate Cyrus in Iran, he wrote first Human Rights of world

  11. Edmund Yeo

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  13. cusco peru

    Reached by hikers along the world-famous Inca Trail or via a spectacular railway journey, Machu Picchu has lost none of its mystery in the ninety years since its discovery.

  14. sujata

    i am speechless.just awesome

  15. gilli ( the Smart_Idiot )

    itz like a heaven look of royal….thankz guyz
    am like a tajmahal in my nation….” jai hind ”
    Alwayz rockz INDIANS….
    ” LOVE is INCRIDABLE 1 “

  16. TwitterBackgrounds

    Great photos you gathered there :) Especially liked the ones of Petra. Never been there but would love to see it for real. Thanks for sharing these beautiful pictures.

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  18. Imran Anwar

    What a great collection of photos and excellent brief writeups.

    Imran

  19. Manish Ahuja

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      Thank you Manish for the appreciation :)

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    Brilliant! Superb images :)

  22. Sawsan Istaitiea

    beautiful pictures ,, Petra in My country :D

  23. Haresh

    Amazing!

    All the photos are superb! Great piece of work! :)

  24. Nikola Lazarevic

    Awesome! Thanks for putting this down for us.

  25. Gloson

    Super stunning photos! :-) But where are the Petronas Twin Towers of Malaysia?

  26. KMade

    Awesome photos! Awesome places! Wonderful! Thanks! :)

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