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A Handmade Palace of Pebbles

When French postman Ferdinand Cheval walked his route, he would collect pebbles and put them in his wheelbarrow, taking them home with him. It all began when Ferdinand tripped over a strangely-shaped rock, which he then decided to pick up and take home with him. In 1879, Ferdinand’s hobby became a real project – once he was done with his work, he would work on constructing his pebble palace through the night. 33 years later, Ferdinand finally completed his palace, now known as Le Palais ideal.

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