Thursday, January 12, 2006

The City in Sound and Image

Listen to the sounds of an Indonesian bird market, or traffic in Cairo's Ramses Square. Scroll through photographs of Turkish street scenes or Vegas motel signs. Marc Voelckel collects urban soundscapes and landscapes on his website, He is interested in promoting "a new form of urban tourism based upon visiting ordinary streets and paying attention to details rather than famous spots and beautiful architecture." Link to this site above or on the right-hand side of the page. Follow the numerous other links posted on this blog for a variety of engaging and stimulating explorations of the urban environment.


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