Tuesday, December 20, 2005

Chilly Gargoyle

Chilly Gargoyle, Amherst, NH, December 2005, HP Photosmart R817, Exposure unrecorded @ f4.0, ISO 50, with flash © Steven Crisp

Symbols are interesting things. Some people see gargoyles (actually, this would be called a 'grotesque' since it does not serve a purpose) and think they are unholy. Of course, they were originally carved on cathedral drain spouts to ward off evil spirits or the devil. Where do our superstitions come from? Who knows, I just like having this guy adorn the top of our driveway. But he sure does look chilly, doesn't he?

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