Almost four months have passed since my last Blog entry in March, when we concluded the New7Wonders World Tour in New York. Four months that brought me back to do “homework” on my computer and follow up with the world via Internet. This is very hard for me, because I am an “in-field” person. I like to be out there, working together with people producing things, rather then sitting in my office and writing. This feels like being back at school doing homework!
Since we started the children and schools campaign in New York as a consequence of the official New7Wonders day proclaimed by New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg on 7th of March 2007, more then 5,000 (five thousand!) schools from around the world have registered and participated in the campaign, producing some fantastic class works and theme workshops that can be viewed on our website.
Due to the huge active participation and voting, the New7Wonders website has become one of the fastest growing websites in the world, now ranking in the magical top 1,000 on the World Wide Web. During the final weeks of voting, we have been receiving more then two million votes a day!
Our partners in Portugal, Paulo Pereira and Manuel Vaz and their team at Realizar, are putting together what looks likely to become a truly historic New 7 Wonders of the World declaration event in Lisbon. Not only in its dimension and huge scale but also with the participation of presenters, artists and officials that reflect global ingenuity at its best.
During the event, we shall also be announcing the next N7W campaign: the New7Wonders of Nature.
If you have voted and are a N7W member, you will be able to actually see and follow the event LIVE on our website!
All best wishes and see you in Lisbon/Portugal on the evening at 20:30 GMT of 7 July 2007 (07/07/07)!