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The Palace of Pebbles

The Palace of Pebbles

(1:29) One morning, postman Ferdinand Cheval (1836 - 1924) stumbled across an interesting pebble on his delivery route. He picked it up, and from there, an obsession began. Using stones he collected on his routes, Cheval began working each night to create Le Palais Ideal, an 85-foot-long, 300-foot-high castle of grottos containing Chinese, Algerian and Northern European influences.

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