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A Neo-Gothic Limestone Gargoyle Spewing Water from its Mouth

A Neo-Gothic Limestone Gargoyle Spewing Water from its Mouth

{Grotesque} Oxford Gargoyles & Grotesques #statue #protector #gargoyle #stone #sculpture #gothic

The person who carved this had a great sense of humor Oxford Gargoyles

Paisley Abbey gargoyle, Scotland

'when he caught the whip thong over his head on the straight out of Lambton, he and Healy were grinning like devils.' Idiom: to grin like a devil - an open-mouth teeth-showing grin. This pic - Paisley Abbey gargoyle - Wikipedia

Even after six years, Biltmore House was not complete when George Vanderbilt opened it in 1895; work would continue for years. Its scale continues to be astounding: the house contains more than 11 million bricks; the massive stone spiral staircase rises four floors and has 102 steps. Through its center hangs an iron chandelier suspended from a single point, containing 72 electric light bulbs.

Even after six years, Biltmore House was not complete when George Vanderbilt opened it in 1895

Artist???  -    Medusa sculpture in Parco della Villa Borghese, Rome, province of Rome, Lazio region Italy

Medusa sculpture in Parco della Villa Borghese, Rome, province of Rome, Lazio region Italy- how did I not see this when I was in Rome?

Stockade

another NY gargoyle * * * Gargoyles are sculptured creatures that are used as rain spouts; any other sculptured creatures on buildings are called grotesques.

Catredral Nacional de Washington. .

There are 112 gargoyles and 1000 grotesques on the Washington National Cathedral. The first gargoyle was carved in Source: Gargoyle Girl: Gargoyles of the National Cathedral in Washington, DC (Part History)

Eagle Gargoyle at the National Cathedral, Washington, DC. By Victoria Pickering (flickr).

Eagle Gargoyle at the National Cathedral, Washington, DC. By Victoria Pickering

Ayahuasca and the Grotesque Body -- In an ayahuasca ceremony, we deliberately ingest something vile; we forcefully eject the contents of our bodies. The body is turned inside out, its boundaries transgressed. Our body becomes, in the word of literary theorist Mikhail Bakhtin, grotesque — fully embodied, porous and protuberant, part of the earth, exuberant and fecund. For the patient as for the shaman, to drink ayahuasca is to be connected to the body in profoundly physical ways.

National Cathedral: I know gargoyles and grotesques divert rainwater from structures but they are still quirky.

Gargoyles

Washington National Cathedral Gargoyles: American Rattlesnake in Washington, D. by John Guarente, Charles Tidball, Elizabeth Tidball