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Eben-Ezer Tower (Musse du Silex)

N 5046.572', E 538.972'
2019-06-08
http://www.musee-du-silex.be/
Our rating: 6.20
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In the Belgian forest, near the border with the Netherlands, there is an unusual structure. Like many similar constructions the tower was built by one person.

Eben-Ezer Tower (Musse du Silex)
Eben-Ezer Tower (Musse du Silex) Yuriy Buriak


Eben-Ezer Tower (Musse du Silex)
Eben-Ezer Tower (Musse du Silex) Yuriy Buriak

The construction took Robert Garcet for 15 years, from 1948 to 1963. He worked as a career frontman and was an expert in geology.

Eben-Ezer Tower (Musse du Silex)
Eben-Ezer Tower (Musse du Silex) Yuriy Buriak

As a convinced pacifist, he wanted to build something  after the war that would symbolize peace. Thus, the tower represents a peaceful humanity and contrasts with all forms of violence. There is a lot of symbolism in architecture, numbers 4, 7 and 12 are used.

Eben-Ezer Tower (Musse du Silex)
Eben-Ezer Tower (Musse du Silex) Yuriy Buriak

The tower is built from a rather unusual material - marl and flint, which is mined in a local quarry.

Eben-Ezer Tower (Musse du Silex)
Eben-Ezer Tower (Musse du Silex) Yuriy Buriak


Eben-Ezer Tower (Musse du Silex)
Eben-Ezer Tower (Musse du Silex) Yuriy Buriak

The tower and the park can be visited, check opening hours on the official website. Inside you can climb to some floors and to the roof.

Eben-Ezer Tower (Musse du Silex)
Eben-Ezer Tower (Musse du Silex) Yuriy Buriak


Eben-Ezer Tower (Musse du Silex)
Eben-Ezer Tower (Musse du Silex) Yuriy Buriak


Eben-Ezer Tower (Musse du Silex)
Eben-Ezer Tower (Musse du Silex) Yuriy Buriak


Eben-Ezer Tower (Musse du Silex)
Eben-Ezer Tower (Musse du Silex) Yuriy Buriak

And in the park there are different installations.

Eben-Ezer Tower (Musse du Silex)
Eben-Ezer Tower (Musse du Silex) Yuriy Buriak


Eben-Ezer Tower (Musse du Silex)
Eben-Ezer Tower (Musse du Silex) Yuriy Buriak


Eben-Ezer Tower (Musse du Silex)
Eben-Ezer Tower (Musse du Silex) Yuriy Buriak


Eben-Ezer Tower (Musse du Silex)
Eben-Ezer Tower (Musse du Silex) Yuriy Buriak


Eben-Ezer Tower (Musse du Silex)
Eben-Ezer Tower (Musse du Silex) Yuriy Buriak


Eben-Ezer Tower (Musse du Silex)
Eben-Ezer Tower (Musse du Silex) Yuriy Buriak


Eben-Ezer Tower (Musse du Silex)
Eben-Ezer Tower (Musse du Silex) Yuriy Buriak


Eben-Ezer Tower (Musse du Silex)
Eben-Ezer Tower (Musse du Silex) Yuriy Buriak


Eben-Ezer Tower (Musse du Silex)
Eben-Ezer Tower (Musse du Silex) Yuriy Buriak


Eben-Ezer Tower (Musse du Silex)
Eben-Ezer Tower (Musse du Silex) Yuriy Buriak

Getting there: parking N 50 46.573 E 5 38.878.
Tags, Belgium: unusual buildings

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