Archive for the ‘Stone Carvings’ 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 Honor of Thanksgiving, Here Is a Close-Up of the Granite Statue of a Pilgrim Lady Which Stands in Front of the Monument to Women of the Mayflower at Pilgrim Memorial State Park on Water Street in Plymouth, MA  (Originally Published on Gargoyles and Grotesques on November 28, 2019)

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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)

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This Copper Statue of a Mountain Lion on a Polished Granite Base Was Erected in 1896 on What is Now Known as Monument Avenue in Historic Old Bennington, Vermont to Mark the Site of the Original Catamount Tavern (Meeting Place of Ethan Allen and the Green Mountain Boys) Which Was Built in 1767 and Burned to the Ground in 1871 (Originally Published on Gargoyles and Grotesques on November 18, 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 Marble Statue of the Virgin Mary Holding Baby Jesus Found at the Entrance of Mount Vernon Cemetery on the Grounds of Our Lady of Good Counsel Catholic Church on Worcester Street in West Boylston, MA (Originally Published on Gargoyles and Grotesques on October 26, 2017)

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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 Stone Carving of a Childlike Angel Unfurling a Banner Found on the Exterior of a Massive Mausoleum at St. Mary Cemetery in Norwich, CT (Originally Published on Gargoyles and Grotesques on February 18, 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)

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My Cousin Dwayne Szlosek Sent Me This Photo of a Marble Bust That He Spotted at NeverMore Books in Beaufort, SC Which He Insists Is a Dead Ringer For Myself… Perhaps on a Bad Hair Day? (Originally Published on Gargoyles and Grotesques on November 19, 2018)