Posts tagged echo

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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Echo Bridge, Massachusetts

Bridge arches can have great echoes. Reports claim that Echo bridge repeats a human voice up to 15 times

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(4 Votes, average 3.25)
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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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Bell Caves Israel

Bell Caves, Israel

What makes the echoing sound of these caves unusual, is the way the different chambers are connected together. They are named the Bell Caves because of the shape, which also seems an appropriate name for a place with such interesting acoustics.

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(5 Votes, average 4.00)
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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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Golkonda

Golkonda, India

Get a guide to demonstrate the clapping telephone which was used to signal over long distances in this ancient city.

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(4 Votes, average 3.50)
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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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