Monday, July 9, 2007

Seven Wonders of the World

1. Taj Mahal, India


Saikro jhopria girti hain tab ek raj mahal banta hai,
apne jeene pe chhappar bhi nahin, unke marne pe Taj Mahal banta hai !!

Din mei deep jalane se kya hota hai, raat mei dil jalane se kya hota hai,
Ae Shahjahan, Milegi na tujhe teri mumtaz wapas, Kabr per mahal banane se kya hota hai !!

(--Sahir)

Thats a shayar's perspective but the truth is The most beautiful mausoleum on Earth "The Taj Mahal" ordered to build by "Emperor Shahjahan", in memory of his wife "Queen Mumtaz Mahal", stands proud as one of the seven wonders of the world today !!


2. The Great Wall of China


The Great Wall was originally built in the Spring, Autumn, and Warring States Periods as a defensive fortification by the three states: Yan, Zhao and Qin. The Great Wall went through constant extensions and repairs in later dynasties. It began as independent walls for diff. states when it was first built, and later joined together to fend off the invasions from the Huns in the north after the unification of China. Since then, the Great Wall has served as a monument of the Chinese nation throughout history.


3. The Roman Colloseum, Italy

Wow, thats a real beautiful place to see. I have real good memories attached to this place in Rome, Italy. I went there with him as my first international trip and it rained. It was all so romantic. And if I trust what I have seen in movie Gladiator then I must say this place has witnessed very dreadful acts of humanity, the human fights till dead/win.


4. Brazil's Statue of Christ Redeemer


Statue of Christ is a large religious monument in Brazil opened in July 1931. The fact that makes me happy is that its building stone was taken from Malmo in Sweden. And I feel good to hear the name Malmo because I have been there a no. of times and feel attached to the place :)


5. Peru's Machu Picchu




The Royal Tomb, a cave-like area contains ceremonial niches and an Inca cross carved from one wall and is adjacent to the Temple of the Sun. The cross resembles a series of steps, and represents the three levels of existence in the world of the Inca.

The first step, symbolized by the snake, represents the underworld or death. The second step represents the present, human life, and is symbolized by the jaguar. The highest step represents the celestial/spiritual plane of the gods, and is symbolized by the condor.


6. Mexico's Chichen Itza pyramid



The "Chich'en Itza" is a spanish name that means "At the mouth of the well of the Itza ". The site contains many fine stone buildings in various states of preservation; the buildings were formerly used as temples, palaces, stages, markets, baths, and ballcourts.


7. Jordan's Petra


It is famous for having many stone structures carved into the rock. The long-hidden site was revealed to the Western world by a Swiss explorer in 1812. It was famously described as "a rose-red city half as old as time"

17 comments:

Dream catcher said...

wow! great update..thanx bunch for this..:)

AaaDee !! said...

Thanks DC :)

Dream catcher said...

u ahve been very quite..any reason..

adi said...

:)
gud one

AaaDee !! said...

nothing specific DC, just work n travel is keeping me little busier !! Thanks for the concern..!!

Hey Adi, nice to c u here !!

The Lass said...

I dunno how much justice the Taj dos to Shah Jahan's love for Mumtaz...but it healed many of my wounds...it deserves to be here...

phoenix said...

wow thanks a ton.....gr8 post btw....will keep dropping in....:)

BaKfIrE said...

interesting!..one more update...great wall of china is the only man made object visible from moon. :)

AaaDee !! said...

Hey Lass, healed many of ur wounds..sounds different..wish you good luck dear !!

Hey Phoenix, thanks for dropping in..!!

Hey Bakfire, long time..Good update from you as always :)

Dream Catcher said...

1'o clock in the night .I check my mailbox..n i find a comment in my inbox ...

N now its been 15 minutes i have been smiling reading that..I dont have words to say...what u said means to me:)...It felt so good..

Thank u so so much..i dont have enough words to pour here..to tell u what it means..
I am going on long break from writing but i will surely be around reading stuff..reasons for not writing is regarding my career and my personal life...jst felt like sharing with u aadee...thanx a bunch!!..u made my day...oopps!! here its night..:)..tk

adi said...

if that pic in the last post is urs, m tempted to say ki u resembled me a lot... unfortunately i dont have any of my childhood pics with me now :(
and
waise, where r u?

AaaDee !! said...

hi adi,

oh no its no me but my darling niece and she resembles exactly her mom who is my dear sis and as i resemble my sis so my niece resembles me a bit n so so so on :)

Tayo said...

Wow, Nice Post. I love this! How've you been? I've been quite busy and haven't visited in a while.

AaaDee !! said...

thanks for visiting Tayo :)

guddu said...

nice collectn keep it up......

AaaDee said...

thanks daya maasi :)

Sigma said...

On Taj Mahal ... Sahir has written another beautiful poem - Taj Mahal ...
An excerpt -
ye chamanazaar ye jamunaa kaa kinaaraa ye mahal
ye munaqqash dar-o-diivaar, ye maharaab ye taaq
ik shahanashaah ne daulat kaa sahaaraa le kar
ham Gariibo.n kii muhabbat kaa u.Daayaa hai mazaak
mere mahabuub kahii.n aur milaa kar mujhase!