Author: Dolores Herrero

THE GARGOYLES OF LIMOUX


Limoux, the town featured in today’s post, is in France, in the Languedoc-Roussillon region. The town is split in two by the Aude river. Limoux is home to Saint-Martin church, a magnificent monument with some beautiful gargoyles. The town grew around the church, which was built in the 12th century, although a series of changes

THE DRAGON AND ITS SYMBOLISM


Both in the field work we did for my thesis and on other trips in search of gargoyles, from time to time we’ve been lucky enough to come across a few images of the dragon gargoyle. Today I invite you to venture with me into the world of one of the most well-known, significant, attractive

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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