|Robert Garcet, Eben-Ezer Tower, Tower of the Apocalypse
||[Jun. 26th, 2015|05:55 pm]
Wednesday 17 June: Eben-Ezer Tower, Tower of the Apocalypse
The Eben-Ezer Tower (also known as Tower of the Apocalypse) an exceptional creative construction by Robert Garcet (1912-2001) what happen when you own a quarry.
This tower has been on my list of to do for a few years, so it was so exciting to finally visit it (north of liege) and it had more surprises than expected. To start with the woods around it, have a fantasy and recycled art exhibition , as well as an unexpected grotto with cavemen.
The inside: Insane creation with wired skulls, huge scale winged creatures, dinosaurs eating religious sheep’s, philosophy, murals about horror of wars and religions, so charged with mythical symbolisms. Also a museum of Flint/Silex...this was just pure amazing, outsider art as it top...when can i move in :)
He was very interested in geology, nature, the history of mankind and biblical studies and he wrote a lot of books on these subjects, in which he developed a personal vision of the creation of man. Around 1947, after World War II, Robert Garcet, who was a pacifist, began making plans to construct a big tower, as a symbol of peace for mankind.
In 1953 he actually began with its construction, which would take him ten years to complete. With the occasional help of friends a 33 m (108 ft) high tower arose, mainly made using silex as a building-stone. All dimensions of the tower are related to ancient measurements and classical numerical features, and the whole construction has a lot of symbolism in it.
Still as excited about it just working through my photos, I do adore outsider art.
Good site: http://www.soul-guidance.com/houseofthesun/eben.htm
Official site : http://www.musee-du-silex.be/
what you see as you arrive
and she sang edith piaf
nearly the solstice :)
theer was also a mud village with lots of schoolchildren
Inside the tower...philosophy and murals
bonkers and amazing...7 floors of mythology, symbolism, creatures...still loving it just sorting through photos
at the top
took some more in my fav room