Paris view

Notre Dame gargoyles are waterspouts preventing rainwater from running down masonry walls and eroding the mortar. Nicola Cornick - A Passion for History: Gargoyles!

Gargoyles overlooking Paris

The original purpose of a gargoyle was to drain water away. Others are purely decorative.One possible purpose for them is the belief that the frightening figures could scare away evil spirits

Gargouille et la vue de Notre Dame de Paris Banque d'images

Gargouille et la vue de Notre Dame de Paris Banque d'images

Gargouille, Notre-Dame de Paris

What do you see when you look up to the top of the great cathedral of Notre Dame? You see monsters, half-man and half-beast. These demon looking creatures carved out of stone are called gargoyles.

gargoyles notre dame of paris

gargoyles notre dame of paris

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I like Gargoyles – does that make me weird?

This ram horned gargoyle statue is a great gothic accent piece for your home. This statue features a ram horned gargoyle with a muscular body sitting down and wings spread open. This gothic statue is made of cold cast resin.

Calvin and Hobbes nursery... by how brown met blue, via Flickr

Calvin and Hobbes Mural by How Brown Met Blue "Freehand playroom mural, donated to the Reynold's Home, a shelter for women and children.