The base of Mount Arera in Nothern Italy has just moved up to the top of my travel bucket list. It is where Italian artist Giuliano Mauri built the framework for his Cattedrale Vegetale, a cathedral-like structure formed by weaving more than 600 chestnut and hazel branches around 1,800 fir tree poles to form 42 columns. After each of the columns deteriorate, a single beach tree – planted inside each column – will outgrow the structure and create a natural wall and roof. In just a few more years, the end result will be a Gothic-like cathedral make entirely of trees. Honestly, wow.
(images via Arte Sella & Giacomo Bianchi)
Wow, this is stunning. It’s amazing to see it under different conditions. The snow makes it almost magical. :] // ▲ itsCarmen.com ▲
Wow, never heard about this place before, it’s stunning!
This is beautiful, creative, and inspiring. I’ve never seen anything like it!
Such an ethereal and charming tree cathedral, looks like something from fairy-tales! Absolutely amazing!
When you go to this place, can I come with you? Magical.
Amazingly beautiful….love love
Wow! This is seriously so cool! What patience it is taking to build! Worth it. Very impressive.
OH MY! This is insane! It’s so beautiful! I am definitely putting this place on my bucket list. Thanks for the great post!
Wow! Very beautiful c: And such appealing pictures as well!
Love this post!
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this is breathtaking… seeing it in person would be unreal, not to mention when it’s covered in snow! just beautiful..
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This is one of the most amazing things I’ve ever seen
Lots of love, xx
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