Eleni Lazaridou
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Amiens Cathedral by mylesleecrampton, via Flickr

Had a quiet few moments in the cathedral on a recent short trip to France.

1 supposed origin of gargoyles' name: dragon named La Gargouille - long, reptilian neck, slender snout, heavy brows wings - lived in cave nr Seine. It ate ships & caused flooding. Rouen tried to appease it with annual offering of a live victim, it preferred maidens, but usually given criminal. c. 520 Archbishop Romanus promised to deal with it if town was baptised & church built. He subdued it with sign of cross, wanted to burn it, but couldn't, so mounted on wall.

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Amiens Cathedral, France | Gargoyles and monsters carved in stone

Amiens Cathedral, France | Gargoyles and monsters carved in stone

Amiens Cathedral, France | Gargoyles and monsters carved in stone

Amiens Cathedral, France | Gargoyles and monsters carved in stone

architectural drawings  -the contrast in this is wonderful! allowing the important features of the building to pop out!

Hospedería en Extremadura by HIC Arquitectura I assume that illustrator and acad was used to create this rendering. I chose it because I like how the actual architecture is fazed out and the exterior courtyard space is focused using color.

Kollaskolan School / Kjellgren Kaminsky Architecture

Image 5 of 17 from gallery of Kollaskolan School / Kjellgren Kaminsky Architecture. Photograph by Mikael Olsson