(via The Secret Xylophone at the Palace of Fine Arts - The Bold Italic - San Francisco)
You know I live for this stuff.
Unbeknownst to the kissing swans in the lagoon and the fawning tourists that stroll around the Palace of Fine Arts, a 60-foot-tall secret room resonates inside one of the columns of the handsome rotunda. The Exploratorium’s Sound Column is a listening exhibit/musical instrument that turns the massive pillar into an impressive resonating chamber. This hidden gem has always been hush-hush, but now that the museum has settled into its new wharf-side home, the magic room has gone quiet.