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Saturday, March 28, 2009

Whispering Wall



Jersey Iggy has passed through this walkway (near Oyster Bar Restaurant) before just beyond the Main Concourse at Grand Central Terminal in New York, but didn't know that this very arch was where the "Whispering Wall" was. It's one of the secret marvels inside this grand building.

What's so great about it? If you talk against one corner of the wall, another person can hear what you're saying on the diagonally opposite corner by pressing his ear against it. Ever played make-believe telephones as a child with tin cans and a string? It's like that, but with just the walls of this walkway. The sound travels through the architecture of the arch. It's an acoustic wonder!

Fortuitous Faery and a friend tried it...and it worked! A lot of other tourists in-the-know were doing it, too. People who have no idea will think you're nuts, though, talking to a wall. If you find yourself here, do be careful what secrets you whisper on one corner...someone may have unwittingly eavesdropped on the other side! Haha.

P.S. See the guy sitting on the right-hand corner? Miss Iggy thinks he was sketching something. He was kind of cute.

8 comments:

I am Harriet said...

Be careful Miss I!
Have a great weekend :)

Sidney said...

I think he was sketching you.

Interesting wall...might want to build one like that to hear all the tsismis...

roentarre said...

What have you whispered?

Makoy said...

nice blog. miss igorota has been to places, kainggit :)

Cacai M. said...

hahah! but it's cool. You're right when I will be there I should have to be careful whispering secrets or I will not whisper anything which is secret. I love the place, fancy and looks solemn though when one is talking even just a whisper maybe everyone could hear. Ohhh well, what could the could the place would be right? It's great indeed! Am thinking of having a plan to go there.. well, maybe someday soon who knows right? heheh.. Am enjoying your model too, the Ms. Igorota she's so cute!

fortuitous faery said...

harriet: thanks! miss iggy had a wonderful weekend! hope you did, too!

sidney: miss iggy suspected that, too. haha, a "tsismis" wall? i think boy abunda would love that. :P

roentarre: can't tell! haha.

makoy: thanks for visiting!

cacai: thanks! look around for more travel tips from miss iggy. you might find them handy in the future. :)

the donG said...

i like this one. now i know why this place is popular to movies.

fortuitous faery said...

dong: i like this too. it's like a magical tunnel to another time.

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