Friday

Whispering Walls Grand Central Train Terminal New York City

This was the neatest part of our trip to New York City.   The whispering walls are located int Grand Central Train Terminal in New York City, right near the Oyster Bar Restaurant.

  Each person stands in an oposite corner and whispers.  Because of the acoustics of the low arched ceiling, it sounds like the person is standing next to you and talking.



The Whispering Gallery


 The Whispering Gallery is a popular spot for marriage proposals

Really!!  This was really NEATO!!    At least I thought so anyway.

63 comments:

  1. I was right there and didn't even know about this! Cool!

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  2. Never heard of this and I walked through the terminal on a daily basis for quite awhile because I worked in the Met Life building years ago when it was the Pan Am building. Great!!!

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  3. Too cool. I have never heard of that place. I want to go!

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  4. I've been there, it is very cool.
    ~Mary

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  5. I used to pass by on Lexington Ave every day back in the '60's but have never heard of this. Used to love that oyster bar on friday evenings.

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  6. I've never heard of that. How neat!

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  7. I loved learning that! Thanks for sharing. I'll be in New York tomorrow.

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  8. This is awesome! If I get the chance to go to New York, I'll be sure to try this out. I'm now following you! Thanks for stopping by http://www.minifarmproject.com/

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  9. That is so very cool! I want to go and whisper in the wall ;D

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  10. I never knew about this! Wish I had done that on one of my trips to NYC! :( Maybe next time!! :)

    Happy Weekend!!

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  11. That WOULD be a really neat way to receive a proposal. Never heard of this spot before.

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  12. Very cool. Also this was in a movie called Forgetting Sarah Marshall with Mila Kunis, Jason Segal, and Kristen Bell, Russel Brand.

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  14. Wow that pretty neat! I wish I could experience that but i dont see myself in vegas anytime soon. I will be going to a getaway to the coast soon but it's only an hour and a half from my house. I am now following you back on linky:)

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  15. I have never been to NY and I am just aching to go. If I ever make it there I will have to check this place out.

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  16. I have never been to NY and I am just aching to go. If I ever make it there I will have to check this place out.

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  17. Thanks so much for linking up at the Saying Hello Weekend Blog Hop. I hope to see you back next weekend!

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  18. That's SO COOL!! We've got an outdoors version downunder - a curved dam, also known as the Whispering Wall with the same acoustic effect!

    But I think it'd be even MORE exciting inside ...

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  19. This place does sound Neato!

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  20. That does sound really cool!

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  21. Wow! That is really cool!!

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  22. Wow! That is really cool!!

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  23. I have to put this spot on my list of places to visit. It sounds like we would have fun there with the grand children.

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  24. I've never heard of this place, sounds really neat!

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  25. NEAT...... I hope you didn't say any personal secrets. Ha

    I never heard about this either but I remember an episode of "Monk" had a fictional building that did the same thing. Of course, it was how he solved the case. I always remember that one. :)

    Hope you are having a good time.

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  26. That would be a fun way to propose! Happy trails!

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  27. I was there years ago ... isn't it the coolest thing!

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  28. Geez, I have lived in NY my entire life. Have traveled through Grand Central many a times and have NEVER even heard of this place. I must visit and find out. I think that's great.

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  29. that is so cool. my daughter was just at grand central and i don't think her friends and her knew anything about it. I will definitely tell her for next time :)

    myfreebi3s at yahoo dot com

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  30. i would love to visit Grand central and this whispering walls sounds like a lot of fun :-)

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  31. I have not been to this specific one, but have been to places like that. It's really neat! I had visited an amphitheater designed this way, with no modern electronics you can sit anywhere in the audience and you can hear a whisper from the stage as if you were standing next to them... Really cool, thanks for the share!

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  32. Whispering walls? That is so cool! perfect for proposals lol.. I would like to visit here some day :)

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  33. I will not tell you how many times I was near that restaurant and never realized that the wall was a whispering wall! One of these days I will head back into Grand Central Station and try this out--but I will be sure to take someone with me--there is so much white noise down there!!

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  34. I have been at that exact spot so many times during my life and never knew this! But then I was usually using the down ramp to the lower level to catch a train home. One of these days I am going to go there with a friend to see if this really works!

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  35. I did not know about this! This is so cool!

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  36. Walk by this spot millions of times and had no idea! Can't believe its so pupils with proposals! I bet it is busy this month!

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  37. I went to a place that had walls like that when I was younger, I can't remember where though, but it was awesome! I think that would be a pretty interesting proposal. I don't think I would prefer it that way, but I'm sure people that are into architecture or physics or something would go nuts over that!

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  38. That is just way too cool! I didn't even know about the whispering walls. Now I want to go to NYC just to see/try them.

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  39. That is super cool! Dont live by there but would be fun to try.

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  40. OH I would absolutely love to visit the Whispering Wall! That sounds like such a fun spot to visit.

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  41. Wow, this is so neat! I bet it would be a lot of fun to experience.

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  42. I have never heard of this before. I have wanted to go to NYC for such a long time and now I want to go even more.

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  43. Now I want to try it out! ha That is so cool, I never knew about that

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  44. Ha so cool! This is new to me! Would be fun to try it out!

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  45. That's really cool! I have heard of these but never heard of them being used for marriage proposals.

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  46. I've heard of this before but I have to admit I never really believed it - but well now I know it's real! x

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  47. I have not heard of this before but that would be a lot of fun. Of course not knowing about it could get you in a lot of trouble too!

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  48. That is so cool that there is an actual wall like that. There was something similar to this at the Science and Industry Museum in Chicago that my girls got a kick out of!

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  49. Lived in NYC for 20 years and have never heard of the whispering walls. Something to add to my list of places to visit.

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  50. What a really fun place to visit. Who knew the walls can have such talent. Thanks for sharing the photographs.

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  51. NYC is one of my favorite places to visit. Very cool!

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  52. I have never heard of this. I hate when someone talks behind my back! lol Just kidding. Very fun marriage proposal!!

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  53. This is such a unique place that I'm sure the brides who get proposed to there love the experience.

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  54. I am embarrassed to say that I have been to Grand Central so many times and I have never heard of this. No pun intended! Next time I go I am definitely going to try this out.

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  55. I have been to New York several times and have never seen this. I will have to make sure I check it out next time I visit. I love that people propose marriage that way. Too cute.

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  56. Oh wow - maybe me and my lover should go there haha! Cool that it has a story of marriage proposals~

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  57. I can't believe it works! That place is loud and full of people so it's fascinating. Super cool!

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  58. that is pretty interesting, I have never heard of that before. I'm not sure I would want to get proposed to there though, but I understand the sentiment

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  59. I've never heard of such a thing, that is as cool as cool can be!

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  60. I am planning a trip to NYC in October and may take the train in... I will for sure have to find these walls! They do sound like a romantic space! I'm sure they would tell stories... literally!!

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  61. Wow that is so cool. I want to go there! I wonder if Texas has anything like that!

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  62. That's my train station! In and out of NYC. Next time you come to NY give me a holler, I'd love to meet you. :-)
    Eliz

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  63. It's one of the things I miss about NYC all the cool stuff you can do there. I'm glad you enjoyed your stay in my hometown. :)

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