Gargoyle Eastern State Penitentiary - love the chains

Gargoyle Eastern State Penitentiary -It really has a head scare . I love the chains

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A detail of an Errol Le Cain illustration from "The Thorn Rose" (aka Sleeping Beauty by the Brothers Grimm)

spiderwick chronicles

This is what’s written in Arthur Spiderwick’s Field Guide to the Fantastical World Around You Manticore~Originally documented in Persia, the feared, man-eating manticore, or manticora, has been.

Mandrake; The mandrake is a plant; its roots grow in human form, male and female, and shriek when torn from the ground. It is of great use in medicine, but anyone who hears the plant's cry dies or goes mad. It was therefore a custom to tie a hungry dog to the plant by a cord and place a piece of meat beyond its reach. To get at the meat the dog tugged at the cord and dragged up the plant, while its master remained safely out of hearing.

Mandrake: A plant with human-shaped roots, that shrieks when it is pulled from the earth British Library, Harley MS 1585

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