French Mailman Spends 33 Years Building Epic Palace From Pebbles Collected On His 18-Mile Mail Route
Mar24

French Mailman Spends 33 Years Building Epic Palace From Pebbles Collected On His 18-Mile Mail Route

France is chock-full of palaces, but there’s one – Palais Ideal – that stands out above the rest as a work of art and devotion. Ferdinand Cheval, a French postman with no formal architectural or artistic training, spent 33 years building this extraordinary structure by cementing together oddly-shaped rocks that he found along his mail route. Construction on the palace began in 1879 and was completed in 1912. After stumbling on a...

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The Palace Of Mystery: My Pictures Of “Quinta Da Regaleira”
Jan27

The Palace Of Mystery: My Pictures Of “Quinta Da Regaleira”

I am a Canadian photographer Taylor Moore. I have captured the magic and mystery of the legendary ‘Quinta da Regaleira’ located in the UNESCO village of Sintra, Portugal. ‘Regaleira’ built by (the owner) Antonio Augusto Carvalho Monteiro in conjunction with the renowned Italian opera set designer and architect Luigi Manini. These two noblemen conspired to create a place of divine magic and mystery embodying a combination of styles...

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