The Palace Built By a Postman, Using Stones From His Round
Ferdinand Cheval took 33 years to single-handedly build his dream palace – and he did it by collecting rocks as he delivered the post…
The Palais Ideal in Hauterives, France, is a unique structure. It is made entirely out of stones found by postman Ferdinand Cheval, on his round.
One night, Cheval dreamed about building a palace. He thought nothing of this dream for years, until one day his foot caught on an unusual rock during his round, The rock was so fascinating to Cheval that he took it home to admire it.
For the next thirty three years, Cheval picked up interesting looking stones during his post round. He put them in his pockets at first, before using a basket, and then a wheelbarrow. His dream
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