Posts tagged architecture

Emanuel Vigeland Mausoleum, Norway

A beautiful reverb surrounded by vivid an explicit frescos in this mausoleum.

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(4 Votes, average 3.75)
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Teufelsberg, Germany

A disused listening station from the Cold War has powerful echoes from the near-spherical radome and you can whisper into your own ears.

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(3 Votes, average 3.67)
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Cupola and test loudspeaker

Hamilton Mausoleum, Scotland

The Hamilton Mausoleum once held the World record for the room with the ‘longest echo’

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(3 Votes, average 4.00)
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Echo, Château de Chinon, France

Follow the road sign to the echo and perform a strange local rhyme which exploits the distinctive echo

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(4 Votes, average 2.00)
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Maryhill Stonehenge

Stonehenge Replica, Maryhill, USA

A chance to go back in time and get an impression of what our ancestors heard within Stonehenge.

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(9 Votes, average 3.00)
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Zadar Sea Organ

Sea organ, Zadar, Croatia

The organ buried in Zadar’s promenade makes a haunting but harmonious sound. Air is driven through the organ pipes by the motion of the sea.

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(18 Votes, average 4.28)
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Tikal pyramid

Tikal pyramids, Guatemala

Echoes off this pyramid create an unexpected chirping sound. But did the ancient Mayan’s deliberately design this acoustic effect into the building?

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(10 Votes, average 4.60)
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Gol Gumbaz

Gol Gumbaz Mausoleum, Bijapur, India

Many guide books note the crazy acoustics in this mausoleum: it is both a whispering gallery and also an echo chamber where sounds can be heard repeating 7-10 times.

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(17 Votes, average 4.41)
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Baptistry, Pisa

Baptistry, Pisa, Italy

The rich reverberant sound in the Baptistry of Pisa lasts an astonishingly long time, to the delight of all tourists, not just sound-ones.

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(13 Votes, average 4.69)
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Vienna Musikverein

Vienna Musikverein, Austria

Possibly the best concert hall in the World for classical music: the acoustic of the place embellishes the music from the orchestra, to make the famous golden sound.

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(2 Votes, average 5.00)
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