Cathedral Gargoyle

Posted by Elaine Hancock (Rockville, United States) on 24 November 2014 in Architecture.

I recently went on the gargoyle tour at the Washington National Cathedral in Washington, DC. There are 112 gargoyles at the National Cathedral. Some of them are dedicated to specific individuals and some address different topics or events in history. There have been a number of artists and stone carvers who have worked on creating these gargoyles since 1910.

"There are moments when time stands still. You hope it will wait for you."
Dorothea Lange

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Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

Oh, what a fascinating tour that must be - this one might be a warning theme of 'eating too much makes the belly ache' ! Brilliant.

24 Nov 2014 5:30am

@Ronnie 2¢: Actually, the name of this gargoyle is Bellyache!

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Incredible capture!

24 Nov 2014 6:22am

Mop from Wallonie picarde, Belgium

bientôt la pluie...

24 Nov 2014 6:25am

Gérard Beullac from Paris, France


24 Nov 2014 7:25am

tataray from Charentes-Poitou, France

Ohhhhh....originale magnifique gargouille, ne pas se trouver en dessous quand il pleut !!!!!!.
Bien capturée. Bonne journée Elaine.)

24 Nov 2014 8:35am

ceteceva from France

Une très belle gargouille bien photographiée !

24 Nov 2014 8:39am

jean pierre from paris, France

beau spécimen!! amitiés

24 Nov 2014 8:46am

jpla from St Barthélémy d, France

Une gargouille très expressive

24 Nov 2014 8:55am

Martine Libouton from bousval, Belgium

Superbe photo! j'aime le traitement

24 Nov 2014 9:01am

Laurette from Lonehill - Fourways, South Africa

A excellent capture with a wonderful perspective to the shot and very well framed. The colour combinations in this image is beautiful ! Love it !

24 Nov 2014 10:18am

Lougris from Toulouse, France

J'aime beaucoup les gargouilles !! Celle ci est vraiment superbe !!

24 Nov 2014 10:53am

Shiva from Berwick, Canada

A fascinating and (somehow cute) pictures of this sculpture. I had never heard the word before so I read up on it ----- very very interesting. Thanks for sharing, Elaine - I am looking forward to more Gargoyles !!
Kindest regards and have a good week Monika

24 Nov 2014 11:39am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

what an excellent one :)

24 Nov 2014 11:41am

Etsu from Kyoto, Japan

Great capture of the impressive sculpture. In my guess, they seem to protect the structure from something bad. Intresting works. Have a great week, Elaine. :)

24 Nov 2014 2:13pm

michel creze from le havre, France

Très belle photo de cette gargouille "moderne "!

Very nice picture of this gargoyle "modern"!

24 Nov 2014 2:15pm

Graciel·la (Vic. Catalonia) from CAT. New European State, Poland

Excellent. Very excellent. I like this gragoyle, she is special.

24 Nov 2014 2:32pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

Gargoyles are fascinating as each one seems to have its own personality. This frog, which you have presented dramatically, has wonderful texture and detail

24 Nov 2014 3:03pm


Nikon D5100
1/160 second
ISO 400
300 mm (35mm equiv.)

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