Month: July 2017

THE TOMAR GARGOYLES


  On one of the fabulous trips in Portugal, we went to Tomar, a lovely city that’s home to one of the most magnificent and beautiful monument sites in our neighbouring country, the Convent of Christ. Its gargoyles are extraordinary and the architecture is superb. The Castle of the Templars, which dates from 1160 and

SYMBOLISM IN IMAGES OF GARGOYLES


“What do they mean, those long-necked gargoyles who howl from the heights?… No time and no people have ever conceived more terrible spectres; they are part wolf, part caterpillar, part bat. They are realistic in a way that makes them more frightening. In the garden behind Notre Dame in Paris we may still see a

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