Gargoyle

Paris France

Gargoyle on the Notre Dame de Paris. They were built into the ends of the gutters to drain rainwater off the roof; since the gargoyles extend far off the side of the roof, the litres of rainwater from storms fall far from the walls to prevent damage.   They are animal and human figures, half-man and half-beast, grotesque, horrific,  fantastic creatures with eagles’ beaks and wings, lions’ talons,  serpents’ tails…

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