The Arc de Triomphe was engulfed in the the natural white sound of the sea................


The presence 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 it.

Sound Island Paris Arc de Triomphe