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Blogging As A Source Of Information

The good thing about being a blogger is that not only can you share your experiences with others you can also share theirs. This is all possible through interaction with those who visit your blog and by visiting the blogs of others. I believe that interaction through commenting is the key to a successful blog which is why a lot of my posts are dedicated to different facets of commenting.

Blogging is also a great way to discover new things which brings me to the crux of this post. In South Australia we have a phenomena known as the Whispering Wall which is a great little stopover when visiting the Barossa Valley, our premier wine region.

The Whispering Wall

Work on the dam commenced in 1899 and was completed in 1903. The design was so new it even made the Yanks sit up and take notice. At a height of 36 meters and length of 144 meters it was remarkable for the time, but although the wall offers great views of the Barossa Reservoir and surrounding area that is not what makes it one of the most visited attraction in South Australia.

Whispering Boy

What makes The Whispering Wall so popular is its unique acoustic effects that allow you to whisper at one end, and have your friend hear your whisper 144 meters away. If you were to continue the dam it would form a perfect circle and it’s the perfect curve of the dam wall that bounces the sound waves, along the wall.

I believe that other phenomena exists in other parts of the world and I am asking you, my readers to enlighten me as to what they are and where they can be found. Perhaps, if you are a blogger, you may want to do a post about it and link back to this post. I will then add a link to your post within this post.

Just to finish off, a little poem that I put together.

The Whispering Wall
Stands strong and firm
For many years its waters held
Many a word it has heard

A lover’s promise
A villain’s curse
A child’s laughter
A bully’s boast

Yet careful you must be
What one end says
The other end hears
No secret does it hold dear

Follow this link if you would like to learn more about the Whispering Wall.

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    That’s pretty interesting stuff, Sire, and the design is pretty neat also. I don’t know of any area like that in the U.S., so I’m hoping someone else shares a place with both of us.

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  2. That’s a really cool story. I know nothing like that here in the states. I did However live in a small Arizona town called Bisbee that was nestled into the copper rich mountains near the Mexican Border. The mountains are full of dozens of steep canyons all very close together.

    In the summer when the thunder storms were rolling in you could here it roll down one canyon and then spread out into the others canyons. On very active days you might have thunder rolling up and down multiple canyons at once. I have never experienced anything like this before or after.

    The place that you mentioned brought back this and other pleasant memories thanks.

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    1. Gee, that must have been pretty scary for anyone camping close by. Any horror storied related to the area at all?

    1. That was pretty good Ray, looks like it works on the same principle as the dam. Strange that it’s occurring in England, the ‘mother’ country, so to speak.

  3. Wow Sire, I haven’t been to your blog in a while and the new design is awesome. The danger of email blog subscriptions is I can read your blog and not visit! :(

    I saw you made Subblimely’s cut for best Australian blogs. Nice!

    The damn picture, er dam picture is awesome. I’d love to experience the acoustics.

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    1. Hey Colleen, long time no see. Yep, I must admit that being included in the top 100 Australian blogs was pretty awesome. You should have seen last weeks Easter Theme.

      As for the dam, I think you will be pleasantly surprised.

  4. I love to go there. Seems like an exciting place to go to.

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    1. Who knows Ron where fate will take you. Perhaps one day you will see those things that you usually only read about.

    1. Thanks Peter, I keep meaning to drop in but things are still pretty hectic around here. Good to see commentluv picking up your last post.

  5. Blogging does bring you in contact with people all over the world, which can lead to a wealth of knowledge that you otherwise might have missed out on. Sure you can watch the news, but what better way to find out more about other regions than through the people who live there, and know about the less news worthy but otherwise amazing things.

    Nice poem too! :)

    ~ Kristi

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    1. Wow, I actually have a soft side, and yes I love Australia.

  6. I’m glad you liked the poem Kristi, that is high praise from a poet such as yourself. I’ve written a few, but none as good as yours. Still, I like to play around with them all the same.

  7. I agree with you about sharing our experiences and I think any blog post could be a possible source of post idea.

    Also, thank you for the “Whispering Wall.” That was very amazing, I hadn’t heard about it before.

  8. The whispering wall sounds amazing, must visit it the next time I’m in Auss. Perfect example of blogging as a source of info … thanks for the info!

  9. Interesting analogy between communications spreading over an extended medium to a distant audience in a untraditional, yet technical way. The internet, and more so web 2.0 sites make the whole world a whispering wall to transfer ideas.
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    1. That’s great Janis and there are times when you can repay those said bloggers by giving them something in return. I try to this by linking to one of their posts once in a while, buying a product that I need from them or by even giving them a tweet. Every blogger appreciates a tweet every now and again.

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