Wednesday, 26 May 2010

Palais Ideal

I wonder if I can get a mortgage for this place. This is the incredible work of just one man, postman Cheval who collected rock by rock and spent 35 years building the palace. Cheval was inspired by the French former colonies printed on the postcards he delivered.
It was after reading this I understood the deal with Chuck Palanuck's novel Choke, the parallel is there, no?
I find this so touching - the hard work of one man, pushing himself to the limit on his pilgrimage to build his church, and dying at the ripe old age of 88. Imagine the house party he had when he finished!

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