April 24th, 2020

Quiet street in the city center of 's-Hertogenbosch in the Netherlands during corona crisis.
Lepelstraat 's-Hertogenbosch 2020 Uilenburg 's-Hertogenboch 2020
I made this sound recording as part of a so-called, and invented, experimental, scientific research into the effects of the coronavirus on noise in the city. I compare this 2020 recording with a recording from 2016: https://freesound.org/people/klankbeeld/sounds/514243/
Notes during recording:
Four years ago, even on a beautiful weekday at the same time, many tourists walked through the street. Now you can hear people at work during the corona crisis. It is mainly the catering owners who are renovating their properties. One is sanding while the other is filling up the holes in the walls. None of them look really happy.
An other ambulance audible. Some young people walking pass are bored. There is nothing going on here now. Sometimes you don't even see anyone. It sounds like Sunday morning eight.

After 10 minutes I see a few ladies looking around a bit touristically. It is the most beautiful part of this city.
Normally people flock here on small sloops that pass, just like in Venice, under the city. Now it is not so.
So here is mainly worked and renovated. What should an entrepreneur do differently?
Workers from Sitio, a corner shop, and the owner of two restaurants close from here, have their lunch in the sun and chat morning into the afternoon.
Two teenage girls on rattling bicycles pass by.
With a full mouth, someone answers his phone. Sounds nice. Two more student bicycles, the young are just there.
But in summary it is quiet here, much quieter than in 2016.

Recorded in the 'Lepelstraat' in 's-Hertogenboch in the Netherlands. Gps: 51.689708 5.299809

Date/time: Monday April 20, 2020, between 1 and 2 pm.

Gear chain: Sennheiser mkh30/50 MS, in Rycote cyclone small, windjammer > Sound Devices 302 >Tascam dr-100 Mk2. Decoded Mid-side to STEREO

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  • avatar
    klankbeeld 1 year, 1 month ago

    BHiko thanks

  • avatar
    BHiko 1 year, 1 month ago

    Date/time: Monday April 20, 2010 ??
    It is
    Date/time: Monday April 20, 2020

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    idkokayleavemealone 1 year, 1 month ago

    this isn't what i need for my project but i just wanted to say the it's great ambiance, and I think it's really quite cool.


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