The Stuff of Nightmares

Gargoyle adorning York Minster, England.



14 thoughts on “The Stuff of Nightmares

    • Most churches have gargoyles at strategic places on the roof line – their original purpose was to provide an outlet for the rainwater off the roof.
      The other thing, which tends to be next to windows are little stone busts – some seem to be of specific people, Royals, or other dignitaries I presume.

  1. Those are not nightmares… they are there to scare away the evil spirits! We have a grand set on our Washington Cathedral on this side of the pond. I love them…have a couple for pets! 🙂

  2. Yes! I love those beasties! But indeed, before I saw snowbirdpress’ comment I was going to say exactly the same thing. Somebody should put a Rennie between his teeth… Too many bad spirits not good for gargoyles? And we do have a lot of those lately – I agree… 🙂

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