not all those who wander are lost

The word “Gargoyle” shares a root with the word “Gargle”; they come from “gargouille,” an old French word for “Throat.” A true gargoyle is a waterspout. An unusual carved creature that does not serve that purpose is properly called a “Grotesque.”


Heres a handful of gargoyles and grotesques from a mausoleum/crypt.

This monk is pretty cool

This little monster is even MORE badass !

These guys look quite a bit like the ones on St Anne.

I have a fascination with these little critters, and Ive become much more observant in spotting these devils.

2 Responses to Grotesques

  • Trinity Episcopal, I’ll have some of those up tomorrow !

  • Are those ones on the mausoleum from woodmere? There are at least 20 on that church on the corner of Martin Luther King and Trumbull.