by Julia Hennock in Cool Travel on Friday 30 May 2008

Just a few days ago, Benjamin Verdoncke climbed out of the human-sized nest he’d been residing in for the past seven days. The Belgian artist took six weeks to build the nest, which hung fifty metres high against a skyscraper in Rotterdam. To build the nest he apparently used twenty-three silver birches, one birch, one willow, two straw bales, one bucket of spit (take note, nest builders), three bags of sand, twelve buckets of glue, nineteen cans of polyurethane foam, and a partridge in a pear tree. And no, he did not get laid.