Monday, November 13, 2017

Stone faced



In architecture, a gargoyle is a carved or formed grotesque with a spout designed to convey water from a roof and away from the side of a building, thereby preventing rainwater from running down masonry walls and eroding the mortar between. Architects often used multiple gargoyles on buildings to divide the flow of rainwater off the roof to minimize the potential damage from a rainstorm.






The lookouts:



Ouch!


Come closer, my dear!



Catch me if you can!



Just thinking.

Don't mess with me!


Boo!


Medusa's pet:


Awww!



I had one sitting on my desktop when I was working, but the boss made me put it away. I guess he didn't see the humor in it....

If you want one for your very own, this is where I bought it:

https://www.designtoscano.com/category/dragon+and+gargoyle/gargoyle+gifts.do

:o)




8 comments :

  1. Interesting and some amazing examples!
    I never knew that about gargoyles, I thought they were just architectural adornments.

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    1. I really like them! Lots of old building in NYC still have them, too! Here's a link if you want more info:
      https://www.amazon.com/Holy-Terrors-Gargoyles-Medieval-Buildings/dp/0789201828

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  2. I want nothing to do with them since so many seen satanic. It's interesting that churches probably used the most of them, though. - lol

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    1. They probably used 'em to keep evil people away, Gorges! :o)

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  3. Check the Etymology and think of it the next time you are gargling some Listerine.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gargoyle

    Paul, your long time lurker

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    1. Oh, that was a good link! Thanks Paul!! :o)

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