Archive for the ‘Mythological Figures’ Category

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Each Summer, This Statue of a Gigantic Santa (Which Stands Next to the Sand & Santa Gift Shop on Ocean Boulevard in Hampton, NH) Sports a Fresh Tan and a Brand New Outfit for the Beach Thanks to the Talents of Local Artists (Originally Published on Gargoyles and Grotesques on August 24, 2018)

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A Surprisingly Anatomically Correct Depiction of Cupid, the Roman God of Love and Desire, Seen (Without His Signature Bow and Arrows) on a Large Black Cast Iron Planter Along the Side of Main Street in Southbridge, MA (Originally Published on Gargoyles and Grotesques on December 8, 2016)

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An Ancient Warrior Flying Into Battle With Sword and Shield (Perhaps a Depiction of Ares the Greek God of War) Sculpted in Bas-Relief on the Left Side of the Worcester World War Memorial at Lincoln Square in Worcester, Massachusetts (Originally Published on Gargoyles and Grotesques on April 29, 2016)

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A Cracked and Peeling Plaster Statue of Artemis, the Greek Goddess of the Hunt, Found on the Grounds of the Historic White Cliffs Estate (Originally the Summer Home of Gun Magnate Daniel Wesson of “Smith & Wesson” Fame) in Northborough, MA (Originally Published on Gargoyles and Grotesques on September 24, 2019)


A Giant Santa Claus Statue Seen Standing Outside the Sand & Santa Gift Shop on Ocean Boulevard in Hampton, NH (Originally Published on Gargoyles and Grotesques on September 18, 2016)

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A Wooden Uncle Sam Figure Seen Loitering on the Sidewalk on Court Street in Plymouth, MA (Originally Published on Gargoyles and Grotesques on May 26,  2019)

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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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A Cracked and Peeling Plaster Statue of Artemis, the Greek Goddess of the Hunt, Found on the Grounds of the Historic White Cliffs Estate (Originally the Summer Home of Gun Magnate Daniel Wesson of “Smith & Wesson” Fame) in Northborough, MA

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A Wooden Uncle Sam Figure Seen Loitering on the Sidewalk on Court Street in Plymouth, MA

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The Figure of Poseidon (the Ancient Greek God of the Sea) Clutching His Trident Stands on Top of a Bronze Fountain in the Courtyard of the Salem Public Library on Essex Street in Salem MA