Shine&Sparkle

Shine&Sparkle

Posted on 02/08/2014


Photo taken on January 23, 2014



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Gargoyle

Gargoyle
This was one of several identical ones, taking water off the roof into the drain pipes. Probably the only proper gargoyles on the building, since a gargoyle is basically a waterspout, and the other creatures don't spout water at all. (Neville Hall, Newcastle)

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Jim Boynton
Jim Boynton
I never knew they were for draining water. I just thought they were decorative touches.
4 years ago.
Shine&Sparkle has replied to Jim Boynton
Apparently a gargoyle is supposed to collect the rain water and spout it out of its mouth to keep it from running down the walls of the building and damaging them. According to Wikipedia, a decorative creature that does not help with water drainage is a chimera. Both sorts protect and guard the building they live on.
4 years ago. Edited 4 years ago.