My obelisk is made of obsidian.
It has no chinks for the intrepid to grip. It is 72 feet high and sits in a tidal marsh (my movie explains how I got up in to it).
From my window I see
- the ocean;
- the far hills; or
- a tree and both of the above.
The view, like weather, changes.
The obelisk is also a time-piece, and I use it to celebrate astronomical facts.
So far, I have not left the obelisk. A sand-path to the shore is sifted out of the dunes and one day I will walk there.