New7Wonders Cities was the third in a series of Internet-based polls operated by the New7Wonders Foundation, following the attention drawn by an earlier program to update the list of "wonders of the world." Announced in 2011, it culminated in 2014 with the choice of 7 cities, being the winners the following: Beirut, Doha, Durban, Havana, Kuala Lumpur, La Paz and Vigan. It follows New7Wonders of the World and New7Wonders of Nature. The contest was run by New7Wonders Foundation, started by businessman Bernard Weber, based in Zürich, Switzerland. Presented below are postcards sent from country of origin showing cityviews from these winning cities from around the world (still missing from my collection are Havana and La Paz).
“With its status as one of the New7Wonders Cities now officially confirmed, Vigan has been strengthened in its efforts to preserve the heritage that has played such a key role in its culture and economy,” says Bernard Weber, Founder-President of New7Wonders. “Sustainable development is the key to ensuring the safeguarding of Vigan’s historic legacy and the prestige of being include in the ‘canon of 7’ will encourage the sense of ownership that’s needed to save the past for the future.”