Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Gargoyles and Grotesqueries of Paris, France

Here are a few pictures of gargoyles and other stone grotesques I found in Paris and there-abouts. All of these photos were taken from ground-level. I didn't take the Notre Dame tower tour because of the long line, so I didn't get photos of those classic gargoyles looking out over the Paris skyline.


This odd thing is at the entrance to Sainte Chapelle in Paris




Interesting hairy caveman figure inside Abbey of Saint Germain des Pres in Paris 


Statue of Saint Anthony L'Eglise inside the Abbey of Saint Germain des Pres in Paris


Chimera on the Cathedral in Gallardon


Gargoyle on Chateau D'Esclimont

Now, on to Notre Dame. You may want to blow up these next three pictures of what I call "gargoyle nests" to see the individual sculptures.





I have yet to see how many gargoyles and grotesques are on Notre Dame. Someone out there must have counted them all. Here are a few:




 
 
 
 







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