Saturday, 10 January 2009
Whispering Wall - Barossa Valley
This is the Whispering Wall. It's actually the concrete wall of the Barossa dam. It was built in the early 1900's. It has unique accoustic properties that allow you to whisper at one side of the dam and be heard clearly at the other side of the dam.
Some of you walk over to the other side and then down infront of the wall and whisper/listen.
And the others stay on this side, go down in front of the wall and whisper/listen.
Then those on the other side walk back along the top of the wall. It's kind of an Adelaide tradition. We love to take tourists there and watch them be amazed at how brilliantly the sound travels along the wall. This trip was not to watch amazed tourists, but our own amazed children. We were chatting about the whispering wall and Miss 11 and Mr 8 didn't know what we were talking about, so we had to take them and watch them be amazed. I'm pretty sure they have been there before, but it was a long time ago and they didn't remember it. They were appropriately amazed, and then we were amazed on the way home. We drove through Kersbrook and decided to take the One Tree Hill road home and drove past a roadside cherry stand. Yum! We stopped and bought some of the largest, most delicious cherries we have ever eaten. (We took a vote in the car). Miss 16 was feeling very car sick and managed to eat many cherries before we got home. (Eating is the only thing that helps her car sickness!) All in all a very successful trip - amazing and delicious! (If you want to get some of those delicious cherries you will have to wait till later in the year. The roadside stall is open in November and December - we were there on their last day.)