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"Captivating Sounds from Around the World" As the Islay Ferry cuts through the waves, its engines hum with a rhythmic sound that echoes across the sea

Background imageSound Collection: Islay Ferry

Islay Ferry
Port Askaig, a small village on the Sound, Isle of Islay Argyllshire, Scotland. Here terminates the ferry which crosses the Sound to Feolin on Jura. The Paps of Jura beyond

Background imageSound Collection: The Angelus (c1857-1859). At the sound of the Angelus bell from the church in the distance

The Angelus (c1857-1859). At the sound of the Angelus bell from the church in the distance, peasants pause in their work to say an evening prayer. Jean Francois Millet (1817-1875) Musee d Orsay, Paris

Background imageSound Collection: New Zealand, Mitre Peak, Milford Sound, Fiordland National Park

New Zealand, Mitre Peak, Milford Sound, Fiordland National Park

Background imageSound Collection: Old fishing boats rotting on beach, Isle of Mull, Scotland, UK

Old fishing boats rotting on beach, Isle of Mull, Scotland, UK
MAB-199 Old fishing boats rotting on beach, Isle of Mull, Scotland, UK Isle of Mull, Scotland, UK Mark Boulton Please note that prints are personal display purposes only

Background imageSound Collection: New Haven, Connecticut, USA - Yale University

New Haven, Connecticut, USA - Yale University - Aerial Panoramic View. Date: circa 1930s

Background imageSound Collection: WW2 poster -- gas attack

WW2 poster -- gas attack, with instructions on how to put on your gas mask, what to do if the gas rattles sound, and what to do if you get gassed. Date: 1940s

Background imageSound Collection: The Fox Theatre, Detroit, Michigan - The Auditorium

The Fox Theatre, Detroit, Michigan - The Auditorium. Opened in 1928 as a flagship movie palace in the Fox Theatres Chain. The first theatre to be designed to incorporate a speaker system for sound

Background imageSound Collection: Fog drifts under the Deception Pass bridge at Deception Pass State Park

Fog drifts under the Deception Pass bridge at Deception Pass State Park

Background imageSound Collection: Shetland ZE2 9 Map

Shetland ZE2 9 Map
Postcode Sector Map of Shetland ZE2 9

Background imageSound Collection: Alexandra Palace, the home of the B. B. C. The large transmitt

Alexandra Palace, the home of the B. B. C. The large transmitt
Alexandra Palace as the home of the B.B.C television service in 1936 showing the mast and transmitting aerials for vision and sound

Background imageSound Collection: Diagram of inner ear showing auditory canal, eardrum, semicircular canals, cochlea, cochlea nerve

Diagram of inner ear showing auditory canal, eardrum, semicircular canals, cochlea, cochlea nerve, eustachian tube

Background imageSound Collection: Stylus in LP record

Stylus in LP record
Stylus on LP record. Coloured scanning electron micrograph (SEM) of a stylus travelling through the grooves of a stereo vinyl record. The grooves are cut into a flat disc of polyvinyl chloride (PVC)

Background imageSound Collection: His Broadcast Masters Voice by George Studdy

His Broadcast Masters Voice by George Studdy
A spoof on the famous His Masters Voice logo featuring a dog listening to a gramophone; Bonzo, the comic canine creation of George Studdy

Background imageSound Collection: Feline Bell-Ringers 1875

Feline Bell-Ringers 1875
These five cats have been taught - entirely by kindness - to ring bells in sequence, though whether they themselves enjoy the sound they make is open to question

Background imageSound Collection: Wonders of the cinema organ by G. H. Davis

Wonders of the cinema organ by G. H. Davis
Noises played for films: wonders of the cinema organ. Thunder, shots and tom-toms controlled by an organist: a film-theatre organ that creates sound effects. Date: 1929

Background imageSound Collection: Angel with halo and butterfly wings playing harp

Angel with halo and butterfly wings playing harp

Background imageSound Collection: A View of Armadale Castle, by William Daniell

A View of Armadale Castle, by William Daniell
A View of Armadale Castle, Island of Sky[e], from the Sound of Slate, by William Daniell RA (1769-1837). (1 of 2) Date: 1817

Background imageSound Collection: A 230 Squadron RAF Short Sunderland V

A 230 Squadron RAF Short Sunderland V in Yound Sound, North Greenland, 18 August 1952. Date: 1952

Background imageSound Collection: Electric guitar and amplifier

Electric guitar and amplifier

Background imageSound Collection: Pier and Sound, Plymouth Hoe, Devon

Pier and Sound, Plymouth Hoe, Devon. circa 1900

Background imageSound Collection: Scots Witches Prepare

Scots Witches Prepare
Excited Scottish witches dance to the sound of diabolical bagpipes before flying off to the Sabbat

Background imageSound Collection: The Saracen (Valentino Musetti) and Ian (William Russell

The Saracen (Valentino Musetti) and Ian (William Russell) during filming the Dr Who story The Crusades at the BBC studios in Ealing. 16th February 1965

Background imageSound Collection: The Saracen (Valentino Musetti) and Ian (William Russell

The Saracen (Valentino Musetti) and Ian (William Russell) during filming the Dr Who story The Crusades at the BBC studios in Ealing. 16th February 1965

Background imageSound Collection: Derek Ware (left) teaches a Saracen (Valentino Musetti) how to fight

Derek Ware (left) teaches a Saracen (Valentino Musetti) how to fight, while William Russell who plays Ian looks on during filming for the Dr Who story The Crusades at the BBC studios in Ealing

Background imageSound Collection: William Russell (Ian) seen here during a fight scene being filmed at the BBC Ealing

William Russell (Ian) seen here during a fight scene being filmed at the BBC Ealing studios for the Dr Who story called The Crusade. 16th February 1965

Background imageSound Collection: William Russell (Ian) and Valentino Musetti (The Saracen

William Russell (Ian) and Valentino Musetti (The Saracen) seen here receiving direction during a break in filming at the BBC Ealing studios for the Dr Who story called The Crusade. 16th February 1965

Background imageSound Collection: Derek Ware fight co-ordinator runs through the fight scene with the Ian (William Russell

Derek Ware fight co-ordinator runs through the fight scene with the Ian (William Russell) during a break in filming the Dr Who story The Crusades at the BBC studios in Ealing. 16th February 1965

Background imageSound Collection: Derek Ware fight co-ordinator runs through the fight scene with the Ian (William Russell

Derek Ware fight co-ordinator runs through the fight scene with the Ian (William Russell) during a break in filming the Dr Who story The Crusades at the BBC studios in Ealing. 16th February 1965

Background imageSound Collection: NA, USA, Washington Olympic Mountains and Puget Sound seen from Phinney Ridge

NA, USA, Washington Olympic Mountains and Puget Sound seen from Phinney Ridge
NA, USA, Washington. Olympic Mountains and Puget Sound seen from Phinney Ridge neighborhood in Seattle

Background imageSound Collection: How Captain Scott is attacking the South Pole

How Captain Scott is attacking the South Pole
Double page spread from The Sphere, showing a map of Antarctica along with the route of Captain Scott and his team of ponies, dogs and men in their attempt to be the first to reach the South Pole

Background imageSound Collection: SMS Bayern sinking after being scuttled, Scapa Flow, WW1

SMS Bayern sinking after being scuttled, Scapa Flow, WW1
The German battleship SMS Bayern sinking after being scuttled in Gutter Sound, Scapa Flow, Scotland after the end of the First World War. Date: 21 June 1919

Background imageSound Collection: Northern Scandinavian girl

Northern Scandinavian girl in traditional costume, lisening to the sound of the sea in a conch shell. Possibly a young member of the Sami People. circa 1910s

Background imageSound Collection: Guitar string vibrating

Guitar string vibrating. When plucked, the string vibrates at a specific frequency, which determines the pitch of the note

Background imageSound Collection: New Zealand - Milford Sound during a storm Fiordland National Park, South Island

New Zealand - Milford Sound during a storm Fiordland National Park, South Island, New Zealand LAN01610
AUS-1756 New Zealand - Milford Sound during a storm Fiordland National Park, South Island, New Zealand Mike Langford / Auscape / ardea.com Auscape Please note that prints are for personal display

Background imageSound Collection: Phonograph Recording

Phonograph Recording
Recording a man playing the piano using Edisons improved model phonograph

Background imageSound Collection: The Inchcape Rock, 1908, (c1930). Creator: Peter Graham

The Inchcape Rock, 1908, (c1930). Creator: Peter Graham
The Inchcape Rock, 1908, (c1930). Illustration to a ballad of the same name by Robert Southey, published in 1802. A warning bell for shipping had been installed on a dangerous sandstone reef off

Background imageSound Collection: Advertisement for Son et Lumiere, Sion, Switzerland

Advertisement for Son et Lumiere, Sion, Switzerland
Advertisement for a Son et Lumiere festival at Sion, Valais, Switzerland. circa 1960

Background imageSound Collection: Lee De Forest, US radio pioneer

Lee De Forest, US radio pioneer
Lee De Forest (1873-1961), American radio pioneer, holding the triode valve, or Audion tube, that he invented. De Forest studied at Yale, gaining his doctorate with a thesis on radio waves

Background imageSound Collection: Waveforms, abstract artwork

Waveforms, abstract artwork
Waveforms. Abstract computer artwork of a surface with a wave rippling through it

Background imageSound Collection: Jazz

Jazz
Christophe Kiciak

Background imageSound Collection: Mae Busch

Mae Busch (1891 - 1946), Australian-born actress who worked in both silent and sound films in early Hollywood

Background imageSound Collection: Mozart and Salieri

Mozart and Salieri
Alexander Trifonov

Background imageSound Collection: Peacock Gramaphone

Peacock Gramaphone
Artem Pozdniakov

Background imageSound Collection: Hellia

Hellia
Shizuo Shiki

Background imageSound Collection: A Scottish Highland Piper

A Scottish Highland Piper. Date: circa 1940s

Background imageSound Collection: New Haven, Connecticut, USA - Winchester Repeating Arms

New Haven, Connecticut, USA - Winchester Repeating Arms
Winchester Repeating Arms Factory - New Haven, Connecticut, USA - a coastal city on Long Island Sound. Date: circa 1930s

Background imageSound Collection: New Haven, Connecticut, USA - Lighthouse Point

New Haven, Connecticut, USA - Lighthouse Point. Date: circa 1930s

Background imageSound Collection: A ferry makes its way to Friday Harbor in the San Juan Islands of Washington

A ferry makes its way to Friday Harbor in the San Juan Islands of Washington
A ferry enters Friday Harbor, San Juan Islands, Washington. Mount Baker and islands



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"Captivating Sounds from Around the World" As the Islay Ferry cuts through the waves, its engines hum with a rhythmic sound that echoes across the sea. On the Isle of Mull, old fishing boats lay abandoned on the beach, their wooden hulls creaking in harmony with the crashing waves. The Angelus bell tolls from a distant church, its melodic chimes filling the air and signaling a moment of reflection. In New Zealand's Fiordland National Park, Mitre Peak stands tall as Milford Sound reverberates with cascading waterfalls and nature's symphony. Amidst Yale University's bustling campus in New Haven, Connecticut, sounds of intellectual discourse blend harmoniously with youthful exuberance. The Fox Theatre in Detroit resounds with applause and laughter as it hosts captivating performances within its grand auditorium walls. Underneath Deception Pass bridge at Deception Pass State Park, fog drifts silently while whispers of wind create an eerie yet enchanting sound. Plymouth Hoe's pier offers solace by the tranquil sound of gentle waves lapping against its weathered pillars on England's Devon coast. A haunting WW2 poster warns against gas attacks; silence falls as one contemplates how such atrocities once disrupted peaceful soundscape The iconic image "His Broadcast Masters Voice" depicts a loyal dog listening intently to his master's voice emanating from an antique radio set - capturing both visual and auditory nostalgia simultaneously In Shetland ZE2 9 Map lies untamed beauty where crashing waves merge with gusty winds creating a symphony only nature can compose A Short Sunderland V aircraft soars above remote landscapes under RAF’s 230 Squadron command; propellers spinning generate an unmistakable roar that resonates through history. From serene natural wonders to historical landmarks and wartime reminders, these diverse scenes evoke a myriad of sounds that shape our world's tapestry.