The Arc de Triomphe
was engulfed in the the natural white sound of the sea................
of the breaking and crashing waves created the illusion that the
cars were silent.
This was accomplished
in contradiction to the visual aspects of the situation. The sound
of the sea is natural white sound, and has the psycho-acoustic
ability to mask other sounds, not by virtue of being louder, but
because of the sheer harmonic complexity of the sea sound.
White sound is the
acoustic equivalent of infinity, and all sounds except those that
are piercingly loud (such as sirens, car horns etc) cannot penetrate
Island Paris Arc de Triomphe