Inside the tower

The Tower of Babel by Pieter Bruegel the Elder


Interstellar Travel

Engraving The Confusion of Tongues by Gustave Doré 

Tower of Babel
(From Wikipedia)

The Tower of Babel is a Near Eastern account recorded in the Book of Genesis. It is an origin myth meant to explain why the world's peoples speak different languages.

According to the story, a united humanity in the generations following the Great Flood, speaking a single language and migrating eastward, comes to the land of Shinar. There they agree to build a city and a tower tall enough to reach heaven. God, observing their city and tower, confounds their speech so that they can no longer understand each other, and scatters them around the world.

Babel was inspired by The Tower of Babel and shot inside Brønshøj watertower located on the outskirts of Copenhagen. 
The tower was built in 1928 by Danish architect Ib Lunding (1895-1983) and sports an epic reverb of 15 seconds!

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