Next time you nonchalantly stroll past a garbage pile, you might want to take a closer look. You never know what wonderful work of art could be hiding there.
A jumble of junk -- a discarded violin here, twisted metal scraps there -- at the Palais Ideal du Facteur Cheval in France looks like, well, a pile of junk when viewing from the side.
Walk around, though, and you're in for a treat. The garbage suddenly transforms into a clear sculpture of a soldier.
The trash-to-treasure artwork is the brainchild of Bernard Prashat.
The artwork's home has its own interesting back story. The Palais Ideal du Facteur Cheval isn't a palace at all, but a three-decade project by a French postman who slowly amassed enough stones to create a most unusual "palace."
Like the soldier artwork it houses, the palace is a must-see spot in France: