September 7, 2012 — Sage Scott
One Thing, Three Ways: Gargoyles
Gargoyles are carved spouts of animals and other fantastic creatures used to redirect water from the roof of a building away from the side of the building out of the gargoyle’s mouth. They are quite common on castles, churches, and other structures throughout Europe. Here are a few of my favorite gargoyle shots from France.
What about you? Do you have a favorite below? What’s the most interesting or unusual gargoyle you have seen?
Gargoyle Photo #1. A panther-looking gargoyle facing the streets of Paris from atop Sacre Coeur.
Gargoyle Photo #2. A lion-looking gargoyle with a view of the Eiffel Tower.
Gargoyle Photo #3. Some unknown beast doing his part to keep the rainwater away from the sides of the building.
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this is really cool!
Wow these are great! I love the third one for some reason