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Robert Garcet, Eben-Ezer Tower, Tower of the Apocalypse [Jun. 26th, 2015|05:55 pm]
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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/

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what you see as you arrive
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the gardens
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and she sang edith piaf
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nearly the solstice :)
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theer was also a mud village with lots of schoolchildren
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more art
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Inside the tower...philosophy and murals
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bonkers and amazing...7 floors of mythology, symbolism, creatures...still loving it just sorting through photos
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at the top
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took some more in my fav room
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