Posts tagged focussing

Ear of Dionysius

Ear of Dionysius, Sicily, Italy

Legend has it that the acoustic focus in this cavern was exploited to enable the whispers of prisioners held here to be overheard. However today, only the reverberance of this vast space can be enjoyed.

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(7 Votes, average 3.00)
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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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Grand central station NY whispering walls

Whispering Arch, Grand Central Station

A whispering gallery found in a surprising place, Grand Central Terminal in New York, one of the largest railway stations in the World,

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(33 Votes, average 2.79)
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st pauls cathedral london

Whispering Gallery, St Paul`s Cathedral

St Paul’s Cathedral includes a circular whispering gallery as well as impressive reverberation

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(9 Votes, average 3.78)
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Sound mirror, Kilsnea, Yorkshire

Sound Mirrors

Acoustic mirrors were an attempt to detect enemy aircraft flying towards England in the early twentieth century.

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(10 Votes, average 3.60)
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