Le Palais idéal

Built from 1879–1912 by Ferdinand Cheval

“I was walking very fast when my foot caught on something that sent me stumbling a few meters away, I wanted to know the cause. In a dream I had built a palace, a castle or caves, I cannot express it well… I told no one about it for fear of being ridiculed and I felt ridiculous myself. Then fifteen years later, when I had almost forgotten my dream, when I wasn’t thinking of it at all, my foot reminded me of it. My foot tripped on a stone that almost made me fall. I wanted to know what it was… It was a stone of such a strange shape that I put it in my pocket to admire it at my ease. The next day, I went back to the same place. I found more stones, even more beautiful, I gathered them together on the spot and was overcome with delight… It’s a sandstone shaped by water and hardened by the power of time. It becomes as hard as pebbles. It represents a sculpture so strange that it is impossible for man to imitate, it represents any kind of animal, any kind of caricature. I said to myself: since Nature is willing to do the sculpture, I will do the masonry and the architecture.”


(1) Vanessa Hugues is a professional photographer, filmmaker, traveler, and equine addict based in San Diego. Her compelling work reflects the great diversity of the equestrian world through quality shots. She likes to add some comments on her Tumblr page about particular moments she took pictures of so the viewer visualises the scene more easily. She is a talented artist with a sharp eye!


Panic! At The Disco Songs That Remind Me Of the Signs
  • Aries:
  • • Camisado
  • • Don't Threaten Me With A Good Time
  • • Time To Dance
  • • Crazy=Genius
  • • Can't Fight Against The Youth
  • Taurus:
  • • Casual Affair
  • • She's A Handsome Woman
  • • Sarah Smiles
  • • The Piano Knows Something I Don't Know
  • • Bittersweet
  • Gemini:
  • • Golden Days
  • • Folkin' Around
  • • Hallelujah
  • • The Only Difference Between Martyrdom and Suicide Is Press Coverage
  • • Girls/Girls/Boys
  • • I Constantly Thank God For Esteban.
  • Cancer:
  • • The End Of All Things
  • • Collar Full
  • • Memories
  • • Impossible Year
  • • Northern Downpour
  • Leo:
  • • Vegas Lights
  • • Pas De Cheval
  • • Victorious
  • • There's A Good Reason These Tables are Numbered Honey You Just Haven't Thought of It Yet
  • • Nearly Witches (Ever Since We Met)
  • Virgo:
  • • Death Of A Bachelor
  • • The Calendar
  • • Behind The Sea
  • • Build God Then We'll Talk
  • • Far Too Young To Die
  • Libra:
  • • Mad As Rabbits
  • • Let's Kill Tonight
  • • That Green Gentleman (Things Have Changed)
  • • But It's Better If You Do
  • • New Perspective
  • Scorpio:
  • • Hurricane
  • • House Of Memories
  • • Lying Is The Most Fun A Girl Can Have Without Taking Her Clothes Off
  • • Miss Jackson
  • • The Good, The Bad And The Dirty
  • Sagittarius:
  • • I Write Sins Not Tragedies
  • • London Beckoned Songs About Money Written By Machines
  • • Emperor's New Clothes
  • • The Ballad Of Mona Lisa
  • • Nails For Breakfast Tacks For Snacks
  • Capricorn:
  • • I Have Friends In Holy Spaces
  • • Nicotine
  • • Ready To Go (Get Me Out Of My Mind)
  • •From A Mountain In The Middle Of The Cabins
  • • All The Boys
  • Aquarius:
  • • Do You Know What I'm Seeing?
  • • Girl That You Love
  • • Trade Mistakes
  • • I Wanna Be Free
  • • Folkin' Around
  • Pisces:
  • • This Is Gospel
  • • Nine In The Afternoon
  • • Always
  • • When The Day Met The Night
  • • LA Devotee