Thursday, May 13, 2010

The Echo Wall



(This picture can be enlarged by clicking on it.)

This young Chinese girl is listening to a whisper along the Echo Wall in the Temple of Heaven in Beijing, China. The Echo Wall is a circular wall surrounding the Imperial Vault of Heaven. It is approximately 12 feet tall and has a diameter of about 200 feet. It gets its name from its accoustical properties -- a whisper spoken on one side can be clearly heard on the other.

The picture above was scanned from a slide.

15 comments:

Sunny said...

The little girl must have heard something to make here smile...very cute picture.
Sunny :)

rainfield61 said...

Nice capture. I love the way the little girl reacted.

Sandra said...

I am glad I enlarged the photo, what a smile on her face. made me smile. I would like to lisen to the wall myself.

Hilda said...

Wow, that's absolutely amazing. I'd love to listen to this Echo Wall too.

A Lady's Life said...

Wow now this is something to remember.
No telling secrets in this place lol
Nice:)

Ginny said...

What an odd thing. I have never heard of it. I need to ask my son if he went there when he was in China; he never mentioned it. I would love to hear it. Did you try it out?

Janie said...

Cute photo of this little girl listening so intently.
An echo is always fascinating. My kids always loved shouting into canyon rock walls to listen for echoes.

EG Wow said...

I would love to try that. What a magical experience that would be!

Reader Wil said...

Beautiful! This reminds me of the wispering wall in the dome of St. Paul's Cathedral in London.

Kirigalpoththa said...

What an enchanting place! So you must be hearing thousands of whispers at any moment :)

Craver Vii said...

That's a
That's a

neat
neat

image.
image.

Cute kid.
Cute kid.

Bad echo joke.
Bad echo joke.

KathyA said...

That must have been a thrilling visit!

imac said...

Cute and very interesting George.

Pam said...

She looks as if heaven was whispering something lovely to her. What a wonderful place, thanks for journey, George.

dot said...

Amazing! I've never heard of this before.