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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  1. Wow these are great! I love the third one for some reason


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About Sage Scott

Shutterbug Sage began as a 365 photo project.


Architecture, Art, City, Photography, Travel


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