Travel theme: Sound

I’m late, I’m late, for a very important date. I’ve been channeling my inner White Rabbit whilst waiting patiently for a dodgy internet connection. Still, better late than never, here is this week’s theme which is all about sound, starting off with a rather ingenious hidden sound installation at the heart of New York’s Times Square.

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Next time you’re passing through Times Square, make a point of walking over that grating in the sidewalk to experience the secret installation. Hopping right over the other coast of the US, here’s an incredible outdoor art installation in Seattle Center called Sonic Bloom, a whole bunch of illuminated, singing flowers that you can conduct. Check out the Sonic Bloom link above to listen to it. Interactive art doesn’t get any better than this.

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Still in Seattle, here’s a boat sailing on Puget Sound. 🙂

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One of my favourite sounds comes from this little fellow, the cheeky, ever so tame European robin. This little guy is quite happy to perch on my hand to eat treats, and is ever so chirpy in his appreciation.

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Next week I should have a ‘sound’ internet connection, but in the meantime, I’m hoping you’re inspired to make some noise with your own interpretation of this week’s theme. If you would like to join in (everyone’s welcome!) here’s what to do:

  • Create your own post and title it Travel theme: Sound
  • Include a link to this page in your post so others can find it too
  • Get your post in by next Thursday, as the new travel theme comes out on Friday
  • Don’t forget to subscribe to keep up to date on the latest weekly travel themes. Sign up via the email subscription link in the sidebar or RSS.

xxx Ailsa

Life’s but a walking shadow, a poor player,
That struts and frets his hour upon the stage,
And then is heard no more. It is a tale
Told by an idiot, full of sound and fury,
Signifying nothing.                                                                            – William Shakespeare

I love deadlines. I like the whooshing sound they make as they fly by. – Douglas Adams

About ailsapm

Hi there! I’m Ailsa Prideaux-Mooney. I’ve lived in many places, and travelled to many more. I had a lot of fun getting there and being there, wherever there happened to be at the time. I climbed a castle wall in Czesky Krumlov, abseiled down cliffs to go caving in the west of Ireland, slept on the beach in Paros, got chased by a swarm of bees in Vourvourou (ok that wasn’t fun, but it was exciting), learned flower arranging in Tokyo, found myself in the middle of a riot in Seoul, learned to snowboard in Salzburg, got lost in a labyrinth in Budapest and had my ice cream stolen by a gull in Cornwall. And I’m just getting started. If you’ve enjoyed what you’ve read so far, I’d love you to follow my travelogue - - and remember, anyone who tries to tell you it’s a small world hasn’t tried to see it all.
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19 Responses to Travel theme: Sound

  1. aj vosse says:

    I’m gonna have to give you a sound scolding for being late!! You’ve kept me waiting all afternoon! Almost thought you’d stood me up!! Whahaha… HA!! 😉

  2. mvschulze says:

    Next time I’m in Times Square, I’ll be looking for this…and listening for this! Thanks for the heads up. M 🙂

    • ailsapm says:

      It’s really quite remarkable once you find it, it’s an oasis of harmonics in the middle of one of the busiest places on the planet. Let me know when you find it, I’d love to hear what you think of it. xxx

  3. 2far2shout says:

    The cars of 50s and 60s were designed to represent the space age future. Now they tell of nostalgia yet remain fururistic…

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  5. travelrat says:

    Better late than never: This week’s contribution at

  6. DailyMusings says:

    That robin is just the best!!!

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  12. That adorable robin on your hand, I ❤ it, Ailsa! And your choice of photos is very varied, great. I hope your internet connection has improved. Thank you for patiently waiting until you succeeded.
    Here's my choice for sound:

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  14. Leya says:

    Lovely varied series! Of course my favourite is the Robin!

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  16. Jaspa says:

    That robin is so cute, Ailsa!

    The DM Baar in Tallinn, Estonia, is devoted to the sounds (and sights) of the band Depeche Mode:

  17. Emily Jeuckens says:

    Simply beautiful!

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