Giant Wooden Megaphones

Who needs music when you can listen to the birds and rivers in high-def?

  • Students at the Estonian Academy of Arts joined with the Pähni Nature Centre to create the megaphones.  Photo: Tõnu Tunnel

  • Photo: Tõnu Tunnel

  • Photo: Tõnu Tunnel

  • Photo: Tõnu Tunnel

  • Photo: Tõnu Tunnel

One Eastern European park has found a way to turn the volume up on nature by constructing sit-in wooden megaphones where visitors can drink in an amplified version of all the forest noises. 

Built by the Estonian Academy of Arts, these 10-foot nonagons are located throughout Pähni Nature Centre in the southeastern part of the country and are designed to make rustling leaves, chirping birds, and flowing creeks sound even crisper. The structures also amplify regular old human-produced music, so musicians can set up inside and play for a local audience. 


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