Posts tagged man-made

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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Anechoic Chambers

An anechoic chamber offers a claustraphobic silence which some people find unpleasant and others love.

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(5 Votes, average 3.20)
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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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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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(5 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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Singing roads

Drive over a cattle grid and you get a distinctive ringing sound. But why not take that further and have lots of ridges in the road which play whole tunes, even if the melodies are pretty tuneless!

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(12 Votes, average 4.17)
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Singing Ringing Tree

Singing Ringing Tree, UK

The Singing, Ringing Tree sits high on the Pennine Moors in the UK, using wind to generate discordant and haunting sounds.

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(18 Votes, average 4.22)
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Norias, Syria

Norias of Hama, Syria

Water wheels are not uncommon, but the groaning and creaking from these ancient norias is truely remarkable and unexpected.

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(9 Votes, average 4.22)
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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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