Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Human Capacity to Create is Astounding

Today nothing feels impossible to build.  Skyscrapers to Dubai... We have seen it all.  The competition for bigger and better feels like a never ending journey where different people come out on top at different times. In many ways, it takes the beauty out of architeture and transitions it to the competitive nature of the world in this day and age.  This is why I loved Italy, everything is built so beautifully and they do not feel like it needs improvement - they are happy with the old world they have created.  The modern world does not need to come in and change it all around to make way for the new age of technology.     

I think that is why each of these articetural wonders amazes me.  They each stand strong in a constantly revolving world and keep the beauty of articeture pure and in tact as things change around them.  As of 2007, the 7 architectural wonders of the world are as follows: The Great Wall of China, Machu Picchu, Petra, Christ the Redeemer, Chichen Itza, The Colosseum, and the Taj Mahal.  These structures are spread throughout the world, and each offer a overwhelmingly huge idea of where modern architecture came from.  They are breathtaking and bewildering and I hope to see them all some day. 


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