Posts tagged man-made

Singing Sand Dunes in the Qatari desert

Booming Sand Dunes

Singing sand dunes, or maybe that should be droning sand dunes, are surprisingly loud. This fascinating phenomenon has created heated debates among scientists: what makes the dunes boom, and why do some dunes sing while others remain silent?

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(13 Votes, average 4.23)
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Animated Clock, Goslar, Germany

Watch and listen to the animated town clock at this UNESCO World Heritage site

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(5 Votes, average 3.80)
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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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El Castillo Chichen Itza Mexico

El Castillo, Chichen Itza, Mexico

Echoes off buildings are common, but not ones that distort sound like this ancient pyramid. It creates the chirp of a bird; maybe even the sacred quetzal bird

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(15 Votes, average 4.20)
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North Yorkshire Moors Railway

Steam railway engines, UK

Re-live the atmospheric sounds of old railways and trains by visiting one of the numerous renovated lines around the UK.

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Church Bells: Ringing The Changes

Church bells ringing the changes is a quintesential English sound and there are many opportunities to hear the peals.

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(9 Votes, average 4.22)
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Split Rock Lighthouse

Fog Horns

Fog horns played a vital role in protecting shipping. Although fewer are sounding nowadays, the silent machinery form strange sculptural features on coastlines.

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(12 Votes, average 3.42)
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Quarry Bank Mill, Styal

Quarry Bank Mill, Styal, Cheshire

The noise of just one cotton machine running in this museum is pretty bad, it must have been horrendous at the height of the industrial revolution when everything and everyone was working flat out.

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(2 Votes, average 4.00)
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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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(49 Votes, average 2.80)
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Big Ben, London

Big Ben, London

London’s famous soundmark

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(20 Votes, average 3.95)
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