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Gargoyle

Originating in Gothic architecture, this is a water spout for roof run- off. Gargoyles are carved human, animal,or demon figures who offer the roof run-off through their open mouths or, in modern times, through winding body parts.

   
 
Hamilton
   
Cape Town - South Africa
 
       
 
Château d"Ussé - France
 
Château d'Amboise - France (1500)
 
Salisbury - England
 
       
 
Milan Cathedral - Italy (13th c.)
 
Siena Cathedral - Italy
 
St. Gatien Cathedral - Tours - France