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Cathedral Gargoyle

Posted by
Elaine Hancock (Olney, United States) on 3 July 2013 in Art & Design.

Numerous grotesques and gargoyles adorn the exterior.

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

© Copyright 2020 Elaine Hancock, All Rights Reserved

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

Why did we adorn our most special buildings with such ugly gargoyles ? Lovely detail.

3 Jul 2013 6:32am

Doug from Burnham-on-Sea, United Kingdom

Superbly captured Elaine

3 Jul 2013 6:49am

tataray from france, France

Grotesque mais marrante... je l'aime beaucoup.))

3 Jul 2013 7:02am

Nazzareno from Rome, Italy

Wonderful capture and gorgeous colours Elaine. Splendid!

3 Jul 2013 7:10am

CElliottUK from Reading, United Kingdom

Oddest Pan I have ever seen!

3 Jul 2013 8:41am

Martine from bousval, Belgium

Superbe !! très belle qualité d'image!!!!

3 Jul 2013 9:02am

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

La bouche grande ouvert quel détail et statue de la cathédrale génial.
Bravo et amitié

3 Jul 2013 9:04am

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

Rather comical face with the pan pipes :-)

3 Jul 2013 9:25am

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Fantastic close-up!

3 Jul 2013 11:25am

Jules from Drayton, United Kingdom

quite adorable - give us a tune!

3 Jul 2013 12:02pm

Don from United States

I still wonder why architects thought using these grotesque figures was a good thing. Nice shot of this ugly one! :-)

3 Jul 2013 2:18pm

jean pierre from paris, France

superbe qualité d'image!! amitiés

3 Jul 2013 3:00pm

Lena from San Francisco, United States

Nice textures, great capture...:-)

3 Jul 2013 4:58pm

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

marvellous gargoyle. Nice detail shot

3 Jul 2013 5:15pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

Perfect point of view to see all of the details. Looks like he plays a pan pipe. Excellent image.

3 Jul 2013 5:42pm

Mireille T. from Ribérac, France

Excellent expression of this monstrous character! Beautiful sharpness!

3 Jul 2013 9:03pm

Alun from cheshire, United Kingdom

Really nice shot

3 Jul 2013 9:28pm

Gaston from Beaufort, France

Impressive ! Is it on the North side of the cathedral ?

3 Jul 2013 10:12pm

@Gaston: I am not sure which side it was on. When I got there it was raining and then finally the sun came out. I had spent most of my time inside.

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

excellent. fine pov

4 Jul 2013 1:38am

RBL from Oxford, United States

Wonderful frame and textures ... I love the gargoyles!

4 Jul 2013 4:02pm