Archive for the ‘Devils and Demons’ Category

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A Demonic Face (of Apparently Asian Origin) Carved in Stone Found on a Building on Avenue A in Downtown Turners Falls, MA (Originally Published on Gargoyles and Grotesques on November 10, 2018)

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A Devilish Green Man With Horns For Sale at the Naked Bohemian Gift Shop on White Mountain Highway in North Conway, NH (Originally Published on Gargoyles and Grotesques on December 17, 2017)

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An Unusual Hood Ornament in the Form of a Demon Riding a Winged Wheel Spotted on a Customized Ford Pickup at the 33rd Annual Antique Truck Show Held at the Bolton Fairgrounds in Lancaster, MA (Originally Published on Gargoyles and Grotesques on October 17,  2016)

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A Devilish Countenance Carved From Stone Glares Down From the Front of Adolphus Busch Hall on the Campus of Harvard University in Cambridge, MA (Originally Published on Gargoyles and Grotesques on June 3,  2017)

As the old adage goes,  all good things must come to an end, and it is sad to say even this blog. Luckily not today, but perhaps fairly soon. After making 2204 prior posts and keeping this blog running for close to seven years (which includes faithfully posting a new photo almost every day for the last five), the 3GB of data that WordPress provides me with is almost exhausted (only 0.4 percent left). To make things even worse, my laptop, which hard drive contains the entire inventory of photos I have shot in the last six years including ones from last week, died yesterday. So that means I no longer have new photos to upload, even if I did have room for them which I don’t. Common sense dictates, due to the circumstances, this would be a good time to bring this blog to a merciful close.  But since I don’t possess any, I am determined to keep it going as long as I can. Until I come up with a better solution, all my posts from now on will either be reposts or new posts recycling photos already in this blog’s 3GB of data storage. The good news is that with over 2000 photos for me to choose from, unless you been reading this blog from the beginning, most of them will probably be brand new to you. So today I am going begin with the following photograph which appeared in my very first post on Gargoyles and Grotesques on July 5, 2016:

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Originally posted with the caption “Sinister Twin Faces Peer Down on Unsuspecting Pedestrians from the Bancroft Commons Apartment Building on Franklin Street in Worcester, MA”, this ancient apartment building across from the Worcester Common has indeed always struck me as very oreepy, reminding me very much of the ominous Branford Building in the movie Rosemary’s Baby.

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Here is a better look at those “sinister” faces from another post two years later in 2015

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Finally this a close-up of one of those faces from a post that appeared in July of 2016. As you can see, these creatures apparently have weird appendages that seem almost like tentacles growing from their faces as well as horns on the top of the head that appear to be broken. I am not really sure what to call them, they are definitely not green men since there is no foliage. Though they are most likely some form of demon because of the horns, I think the term grotesque is most apt since that word certainly describes their odd appearance. What do you think?

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An Imp-Like Grotesque Bearing His Fangs and Gripping a Shield Found on the Facade of the Historic Burrage House Located on the Corner of Commonwealth Avenue and Hereford Street in Boston, MA

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The Feet of the Archangel Michael Seen Trampling Satan in the Storefront Window of Botanica Las Mercedes on Pleasant Street in Worcester, MA

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A Silver Winged Devil With His Knees Curled Up to His Chest Seen in the Front Yard of a House on Englewood Avenue in Worcester, MA

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A Demonic Face (of Apparently Asian Origin) Carved in Stone Found on a Building on Avenue A in Downtown Turners Falls, MA

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A Demonic Winged Gargoyle With a Human Skull His Feet Is Seen Perched Above the Entrance of Frankenstein’s Castle on Derby Street in Salem, MA