In France, in the town of Otriv, Department of Drôme, there is a unique structure built the postman Ferdinand Cheval by oneself. To build his dream, Ferdinand spent 33 years (from 1879 to 1912).
In this man, amazing qualities were combined with such qualities as dreaminess and unprecedented willpower, perseverance in achieving the goal. As a postman, he traveled every day for 32 kilometers in the heat. For some time during his daily walks, he began to see visions of beautiful mythical palaces. Many people interpret this fact in different ways: someone thinks that the heat is to blame for everything, someone sees the reason for the visions in Ferdinand's irresistible fantasy. But anyway, one day, stumbling over a stone, which was a great many (once there was a seabed), Cheval noted that the stone is very beautiful. Taking the stone home and reflecting for a while, he returned to the same place, saw that all the stones were as beautiful, and realized that it was for him sign to start yourself erect a beautiful palace.
Made of stones, cement and wire, the palace of Cheval was reminiscent of an unimaginable mixture of all kinds of styles and places - the Middle East, China, Algeria, and one could also notice the influence of Antonio Gaudi. Over time, the palace became a local landmark, known as the "The Perfect Palace of ChevalFerdinand wrote an autobiography, the main idea of which is expressed in such words: "It does not matter what age you are or what you are," Ferdinand wrote in his autobiography, want to achieve. While you are brave enough, strut and ready to work hard, you will certainly achieve success. "Photogallery Total | 10 pictures