Street noises recorded while walking through the most touristy area of Montmartre, in Paris, France. Streets visited include rue des Saules, rue Norvins, rue du Mont Cenis, rue du Chevalier de la Barre, rue du Cardinal Guibert, rue Azais, rue Saint Eleuthere, in that order. Highlights include:
00:00-00:30-> Walking south along the relatively quiet Saules ("Willow") Street in Montmartre; footsteps and squeaking boots.
00:42-01:02-> Street-cleaning truck passing on the same street
01:02-01:30-> Piano playing inside a restaurant on Norvins street
01:30-01:36-> Rock music in some other shop
01:44-01:46-> Kids running past
01:56-01:58-> Barely audible music somewhere, under heavy crowd sounds
01:56-02:59-> Crowd noises, clinking silverware and plates in the restuarants I'm passing, increasingly heavy crowd
03:00-03:21-> Passing van, followed by another bus
03:21-04:06-> Ill-behaved young males ruining my take with strange ape-like cries
04:06-04:17-> I think this was a passing taxi.
04:20-05:08-> Someone playing a steel drum on the ground in Mont Cenis street
04:43-------> Someone closing a gate, I think
05:16-05:18-> American tourist exclaiming at close range in Chevalier de la Barre street
05:53-06:18-> Street portrait artists talking and joking with each other
06:30-07:25-> Someone playing the harp on Cardinal Guibert street next to the basilica, partially drowned out by a passing car
07:25-08:23-> Someone singing on the steps in front of Sacré-Coeur. He had a powerful but distorted amplifier--the bad sound quality was like that in real life. I turned around in front of the basilica on this dead-end street and that's why the music switches sides.
08:23-08:40-> Yes, that's a chainsaw. The city was trimming some large trees.
09:33-09:47-> More chainsaw noise as I walked past the workers on Azais street.
10:00-11:00-> Increasing crowd noise as I walk back north to the busiest part of Montmartre along Saint Eleuthere street.
Recorded with a hand-held H4n at 96 kHz / 24-bits, stereo, compressed into 160 kbps / 44.1 kHz / 16 bits MP3. Recording date March 16, 2012, in the early afternoon.
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