Ferdinand Cheval’s “Palais idéal”

image: claude travels

French postman, Ferdinand Cheval, spent 33 years building his “Ideal Palace” using stones he collected on his daily mail route. His work is considered an exceptional example of naïve art. In the north-east corner, an inscription states “10,000 days, 9,300 hours, 33 years of toil”.

Read more here and see a collection of photographs here.

And more examples of “naive art”, Bishop Castle and Watts Towers.

Posted by Chris


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