Question: When is a gargoyle not a gargoyle?
Answer: When it is a grotesque, of course!
Gargoyles, by definition, are carved figures of stone, with spouts designed to convey water from rooftops to the ground below. Their use, dating back to Greek and Roman times, provided both a decorative and functional method to prevent water from cascading down the sides of temples and other structures with pitched or flat roofs.
text via lancasteronline.com image from my iphone
at Moriarty’s – always a Christmas treat!
pretty lady as seen at the Reading Terminal Market
Found these cute salt & pepper shakers (from the 1930s) at Anastacia’s Antiques. They’re “Bonzo” the Dog – a cartoon character first created in 1922 by British comic strip artist George Studdy. The pup quickly rose to popularity in the 1920s, and they both now live in our dining room china cabinet
pretty street art, philly mosaic style
while the sun gives way to the night sky 🍷 at Bok Bar
look at those baby blues!