Archive for the ‘Gargoyles and Grotesques’ Category

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A Small Dragonesque Creature Carved on the Original Stone Facade of the Main Branch of the Cambridge Public Library in Cambridge, MA (Originally Published on Gargoyles and Grotesques on February 24, 2018)

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In Addition to the Bronze Statue of Him Standing Outside Trinity Church at Copley Square in Boston, the Likeness of the Reverend Phillips Brooks Can Be Found Carved in Stone on the Facade of the Church Itself With a Long-Neck Gargoyle Peering Over His Shoulder (Originally Published on Gargoyles and Grotesques on March 18, 2020)


A Limestone Carving of a Boar’s Head Juts out from the “Joseph McKean” (Also Known as “Porcellian” or “Boylston”) Gate to Harvard Yard on Massachusetts Avenue in Cambridge, MA (Originally Published on Gargoyles and Grotesques on June 13, 2017)

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This Early 12th Century Carved Stone Capital From a Column of the Notre-Dame de Montermoyen in Bourges, France (On Display at the Worcester Art Museum) Depicts Human Beings Being Devoured Alive by Various Monsters and Beasts Including Two Very Hungry Lions (Originally Published on Gargoyles and Grotesques on April 13, 2015)

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A Giant Papier-Mâché Face Seen Mounted Above the Entrance of a Tent Featuring Activities for Young People at the Recent North Quabbin Garlic Festival in Orange, MA (Originally Published on Gargoyles and Grotesques on October 11, 2018)

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The Male Member of the Pair of Imperial Guardian Lions That Can Be Seen in Front of the Chinatown Gate at the Intersection of Surface Road and Beach Street in Boston, MA (Originally Published on Gargoyles and Grotesques on August 25, 2019)

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A Skeleton Discovered Lurking Within the Shadowy Corner of a Ramshackle Shack on an Undisclosed Street in Worcester, MA (Originally Published on Gargoyles and Grotesques on October 22, 2019


A Gargoyle With a Bat-Like Face Clutches a Shield in His Reptilian Claws as He Peers Down From the Original Stone Facade of the Main Branch of the Cambridge Public Library in Cambridge, MA (Originally Published on Gargoyles and Grotesques on August 18, 2017)


An Anthropomorphic Tree Complete With a Face and Arm-Like Limbs (Apparently Possessed by a Demonic Entity) Spotted Growing in Front of a Home on Commodore Road in Worcester, MA

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A Winged Gargoyle Wearing a Heavy Chain Squats Next to an Oversized Human Skull in Front of a Chain Link Fence at Jungle Jim’s Garden Center in West Boylston, MA (Originally Published on Gargoyles and Grotesques on June 3, 2018 )