077: Counterclockwise around the White House

A stereo field recording from June 4, 2017 in Washington D.C.

The recording begins sitting in Lafayette Square, near the North Lawn of White House. I then walked counterclockwise around the grounds of the White House (north, west, south, east, north). There is an unusually amount interference in the recording, especially present near the South Gate (14:45). I can only assume it is from the surveillance and detection devices at the gate and around the White House. After I walk past the South Gate you can hear in the distance, just down Pennsylvanian Avenue, the finish line for the Girls on the Run 5K. The run is ‘dedicated to creating a world where every girl knows and activates her limitless potential and is free to boldly pursue her dreams.’ At both the beginning and end of the recording there is the sound of a runner who blows Vuvuzela when he passes by the South Lawn.

The recording is about 25 minutes.

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If you liked episode 77, you may also enjoy these past episodes:

Episode 25: London Walk
A binaural field recording of walking around London, I start inside a starbucks in High Holborn. I had hopes of recording the entire journey to Greenwich, but the batteries ran out after about 19 minutes.

Episode 3: A Walk to the store
A binaural field recording, walking up Broadway to the store and back, to get some ice cream. It was a rainy night, I had an umbrella, but there still is some wind noise in this recording, about 30 minutes.

Episode 47: A Walk to the Library
A binaural recording of a walk from our house to the Mount Vernon Public Library. The library was a gift to the city from Andrew Carnegie and opened in 1904. It is located in downtown Mount Vernon, across from the Post Office and up the hill from the Mount Vernon East Metro North Station. I returned the second book in Rachel Bach’s Paradox trilogy, Honor’s Knight, and picked up Jonathan Franzen’s new book Purity. Space Opera for Literary Soap Opera.