It has recently come to my attention that I like sound maps! This cool project was started in 2006 by a bunch of German dudes. It’s a global sound map dedicated to the ‘art of listening’. The sound map contains recordings from urban, rural and natural environments.
You can hear the sounds of the Timor Sea lapping against Stokes Hill Wharf in Darwin, a passenger boarding a plane at LAX, even the the sound of a sherpa in Mount Kilimanjaro! To hear how a place sounds, move the map with the mouse or the arrow keys at the upper left corner and click on the red dot!