Inward Observatory

The focus of my research this week was related to the well know hedonistic culture of the island of Ibiza and I came across some myths which might inform my design proposal.

Located off the Southwest coast of IBIZA lies the mysterious rock island ES VEDRA, almost 400 meters in height, made of limestone and surrounded by many MYTHS and LEGENDS.

Interesting fact 1:   ES VEDRA is the tip of the sunken civilization of Atlantis.

Interesting fact 2:   Due to extremely high concentrations of metals and minerals the rock island ES VEDRA creates a highly magnetic field, resulting into ’3th most magnetic spot’ on the globe, that may disturb compasses in the surrounding area and also may influence more sensitive individuals.

Interesting fact 3:    It was the holy island of TANIT, who came to Ibiza as Phoenician goddess of fertility and heavenly mother and became Ibiza’s patroness.

Interesting fact 4:    Part of ES VEDRA was used to build the ancient Egyptian pyramids.

Interesting fact 5:    Many people experience a feeling of human little-ness, great for meditation or spiritual dwellings, some experience amazing cosmic powers here.

Thus the idea of Inward Observtory – a place for self contemplation and self observation came.

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