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The Throne of the Third Heaven of the Nations' Millenium General Assembly

The Throne of the Third Heaven of the Nations’ Millenium General Assembly, James Hampton


I saw this for the first time a few years ago and it just about made my face melt off. I saw it again last week and I got a bit weepy again. James Hampton was a janitor who built this at night, in secret, entirely out of found objects. It took him fourteen years. This website isn’t the cutest, but if you dig deep enough it just might make you all melty too. Then someone write a movie about his life, okay?


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