Archive for the ‘Faces’ Category

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The Face of a Monstrous Creature Spotted in the Marble Facade of the Boston Opera House on Washington Street in Boston, MA (Originally Published on Gargoyles and Grotesques on July 15, 2018)


An Example of a “Winged Cherub” Motif Found on a Lichen-Splotched Gravestone From the Late 1700s at Woodstock Hill Burial Ground in Woodstock, CT (Originally Published on Gargoyles and Grotesques on July 14, 2017)


A Creepy and Weather-Worn Bas-Relief Portrait of an Unidentified Young Victorian Era Gentleman (Most Likely a Member of the McKinstry Clan Whose Family Monument Is Nearby) Found on an Apparently Otherwise Unmarked Gravestone at Oak Ridge Cemetery in Southbridge, MA (Originally Published on Gargoyles and Grotesques on August 13, 2016)

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The Imposing Figure of Saint Luke Gazes Down From Above the Copley Square Entrance of Trinity Church in Boston, MA (Originally Published on Gargoyles and Grotesques on June 20, 2015)

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A Close-Up of the Bronze Memorial to Legendary Local Department Store Owner Anthony “Spag” Borgatti Recently Erected at Lakeway Commons in Shrewsbury, MA (Originally Published on Gargoyles and Grotesques on June 17, 2018)

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A Bronze Portrait Sculpted in High Relief of William T. G. Morton, the American Dentist Credited as the Discoverer of Ether Anesthesia, Discovered Mounted on His Granite Headstone at Westridge Cemetery in Charlton, MA (Originally Published on Gargoyles and Grotesques on September 1, 2019)

Twisted Sand Sculpture Hampton Beach
Although a Bit Disturbing, “Entangled” by Guy-Olivier Deveau Took Second Place in the 2015 Master Sand Sculpting Competition Held at Hampton Beach in New Hampshire (Originally Published on Gargoyles and Grotesques on July 19, 2015)

Bearded Face Cambridge Public Library
A Mysterious Hooded and Bearded Face Peers out From the Original Stone Edifice of the Main Branch of the Cambridge Public Library on Broadway in Cambridge, MA (Originally Published on Gargoyles and Grotesques on May 29, 2017)


Although They Are Easy to Miss, a Series of Small Lion Heads Carved From Stone Can Be Seen on the Cornice That Runs Along the Top of the Worcester Art Museum’s Exterior (Originally Published on Gargoyles and Grotesques on June 30, 2017)


An Enormous Face (Painted With a Scene From a Medieval Village) Is Seen Mounted Above the Entrance of a Wooden Shop Building Found on the Eastern States Exposition Grounds in West Springfield, MA (Originally Published on Gargoyles and Grotesques on November 21, 2018)