This Amazing Palace Is Made From Pebbles & 33 Years Of Determination

By Jack Day

There is a place in France that may be the world’s oldest “giant ball of yarn.”  More than just a roadside attraction this amazing homemade artistic project took creator Ferdinand Cheval 33 years to complete.   As a postman who walked the country side in the late 1800’s he collected various stones and pebbles along his route.  Using those rocks he apparently spent all of his free time building this amazing sculpture that still stands today in Hauterives, a town in southeastern France.  This tale of determination is a great example of someone who turned simply going to work everyday into a quest that became part of a greater cause.
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The lesson here is to never be average and let your day job define you.  I like it.  How about you?  Have you created some grand work of your own?  Or maybe you are in the process.  Please share your stories and comments!

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