I'm lucky enough to have a window right next to my desk. Most of the view is blocked by a six foot tall concrete wall, but I can also see the tops of short trees waving in the wind and the blue sky behind them. It's enough to get by, especially when the weather outside is nice enough to open the window.
Sometimes though, I do want that workplace feeling that I no longer get while working from home. My company's old office had these expansive windows, making it incredibly obvious what the weather and traffic were like outside.
My solution? Turn my second monitor into a literal window. Go to New York City, Prague, or Seoul and have my window be somewhere else for the day.
It may surprise you to find out that I first stumbled upon this channel after visiting South Korea and wishing I could go back. Because of that, my favorite video out of the handful I'm sharing from Nomadic Ambiance is the one from Seoul. Recorded on a rainy day, with the window open, overlooking Seoul Station and the traffic below. It's got lots of rain sounds, thunder, and none of it is looped.
I'm not necessarily against "fake" sounds, but I certainly prefer videos from this channel that at least use sounds from the same location as the camera. Lots are recorded around the city and then simply set to a video of the skyline. Others are like this, but with the audio from a much lower floor in the building which provides more sound.
You could also go to Prague for a less traffic heavy afternoon. This audio is all real as well. However, there has been thunder added in from a recording in Atlanta. Not sure how I feel about that, but it's a background video. No need to be picky. And look at that view!
I've really been laying it on thick with the rain sounds lately, huh? I promise that's all for now!
How about New York City on a normal non-rainy day? Does that sound good?
There are certainly videos with more exciting views on Nomadic Ambience, but this one features some of the best background sounds and was recorded on location, unedited. At least we still get to watch a bunch of people and get to see a few cars moving around. In case you are wondering, the description specifies that it was recorded at 33rd Street.
I'm also throwing in this recording from Boston, though the audio quality isn't as good as it is on the others.
Finally, we go to Monterrey, Mexico! We're firmly in the room for this one with a really relaxing transition from afternoon to evening.
That's all for this week! Short and sweet newsletter this time. Hope these bring you even the smallest amount of joy!