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"GARGOYLE, n. A rain-spout projecting from the eaves of mediaeval buildings, commonly fashioned into a grotesque caricature of some personal enemy of the architect or owner of the building. This was especially the case in churches and ecclesiastical structures generally, in which the gargoyles presented a perfect rogues' gallery of local heretics and controversialists. Sometimes when a new dean and chapter were installed the old gargoyles were removed and others substituted having a closer relation to the private animosities of the new incumbents.” (Ambrose Bierce, Devil's Dictionary). The photos were taken at the St. Genevieve Church, Paris, on October 2007.

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sotirios gardiakos 02 Feb 2012

I like this !!!

julie Marks 11 Mar 2008

Fantastic photograph Lili. I love the color tones, composition and fascinating sculptures. I always enjoy photographs that are teach me something I never knew about. I appreciate the pairing of your exceptional photograph with your informative text.

Rebecca Wadle 11 Mar 2008

Very cool. I like gargoyles.

Slobodan Kalupcic 10 Mar 2008

This is gorgeous shot .......... Boban.

Teresa Trant 10 Mar 2008