Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Ferdinand Cheval

 Cheval went on to spend the next 33 years building the above building titled the Palais Ideal.Working at night after his shift as a postman he spent the first 20 years building the outer wall and binding the stones by lime, mortar and cement. When he began collecting stones he put them in his pocket soon upgrading to a basket and finally using a wheelbarrow (no idea how he delivered mail and wheeled a wheelbarrow). Cheval was so proud of his creation that the armature architect wanted to be buried in his creation. He built the following mausoleum and died approximately one year after he built it.

Crazy right?! You should see the My Little Pony house I built out of kleenex boxes when I was a kid- that's about it for my architecture skills.


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