Archive for the ‘Faces’ Category

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The Carved Wooden Profile of a Witch Wearing a Hat Decorated With Stars Juts Out From the Side of a House at the Entrance of an Alleyway Located Off Derby Street in Salem, MA (Originally Published on Gargoyles and Grotesques on October 30, 2018)

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Green Men (Faces Formed From or Surrounded by Foliage) Displayed on a Pedestal in Front of a House on Linwood Avenue in Whitinsville, MA (Originally Published on Gargoyles and Grotesques on November 28, 2016)

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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 Rather Feminine-Looking Green Man (a Face Composed of or Surrounded by Foliage) Carved From a Small Tree Trunk in Bali Found in the Front Yard of The Yak Arts International Gallery in Orleans, MA (Originally Published on Gargoyles and Grotesques on July 17, 2018)

Gloucester Brass Lion Knocker
This Brass Door Knocker in the Shape of a Lion’s Head Adorns the Door of the Isabel Babson Memorial Library, One of the Most Unique Libraries in the Country. Located at 69 Main Street in Gloucester, Massachusetts (the Original Address of the Residence of Isabel Babson, a 17th Century Midwife), the Library Was Founded by Local Economist and Financier Roger Ward Babson in 1961 in Tribute to His Ancestor as a Free Lending Library Specializing in Books on Midwifery, Prenatal Care, Childbirth, Childrearing, Marriage, Divorce, Sex Education, and Other Family and Health Related Topics  (Originally Published on Gargoyles and Grotesques on July 16, 2014).

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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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One of Four Weathered and Lichen-Covered Stone Faces of Jesus Found on the Corners of the Jones Family Monument at Pine Grove Cemetery in Leicester, MA (Originally Published on Gargoyles and Grotesques on February 13,  2017)

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This Goat Head Water Fountain Can Be Found at Tower Hill Botanic Gardens in Boylston, MA  (Originally Published on Gargoyles and Grotesques on August 19,  2013)

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There Is Something So Strange and Ambiguous About This Mysterious Young Maiden Who Resides (At Least For Now) in The Garden Center at Klem’s Tractor Supply in Spencer, Massachusetts. Why Does She Wear a Veil, or Is That the Strands of Her Own Long, Damp Hair Clinging to Her Lovely Face As If She Just Emerged From Water? And Who Can She Possibly Be? Is She a Medieval Bride or Veiled Vestal Virgin? Queen Guinevere or the Lady of the Lake? Perhaps She’s Ophelia Before She Sinks Into Her Watery Grave For the Final Time….. (Originally Published on Gargoyles and Grotesques on August 28,  2014)

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Water Streams From an Urn Held by a Female Figure Dressed in Flowing Robes Standing Atop the Cast Iron Rice Memorial Fountain Located on the West Brookfield Common in West Brookfield, MA (Originally Published on Gargoyles and Grotesques on December 16,  2017)