Becky Emmett

Visual Wonders Winners

Recently, Intel embarked on a quest to document the most visually stunning places across the globe. Since we launched the Visual Life campaign earlier this year, discussing how the new 2nd generation of Intel® CoreTM processors create a visually stunning experiences for consumers, I’ve been paying much more attention to the beauty around me. Like the film says, we really do experience life visually.

The Visual Wonders of the World sweepstakes recently concluded and if you are like me, I’m sure you’re curious what locations took top honors. My vote was for the Na Pali Coast in Hawaii but what did the rest of the world say? Here’s a rundown on the top seven locations chosen by voters worldwide:
1. Amsterdam
2. Cape Town
3. Buda Castle
4. Taj Mahal
5. Sheikh Zayad Mosque
6. Rome
7. Stonehenge

In the United States, the Grand Canyon, Golden Gate Bridge and New York City skyline took the top three spots in voting. As a whole however, voters in the U.S. preferred natural settings, such as Yellowstone and the Grand Canyon over more urban settings. Who says we work too hard and don’t take time to stop and enjoy nature around us?
Intel’s Visual Wonders of the World sweepstakes was an affirmation that images and the ways we can share them play a major role in our lives. From the places we visit, to the people we know, to the things that inspire us our sense of the visual is a major dynamic that shapes our very being.

So after seeing the top locations listed here, are there any others that you think should have crept to the top spot? I would love to hear about them.

Becky Emmett

About Becky Emmett

Having joined Intel in 2008, Becky Emmett manages the PC client, Ultrabook and consumer PR team within Intel’s Global Communication Group. She received a B.S. from Portland State University and has since spent the last 13 years working in the public relations industry, primarily in the technology space. When not at work, Becky enjoys spending time with her husband, two sons and daughter. She is also an avid blogger and can’t seem to log out of Twitter and Facebook.

One Response to Visual Wonders Winners

  1. Jessica Hansen says:

    My vote was the same as yours — the Na Pali Coast in Kauai. So beautiful! Now I want to check out all of the top places on this list and plan a vacation. :)