Medieval, fantastical – a gurning gargoyle projects outwards from a cathedral wall.
I love the sheer needlessness of gargoyles, and their impossibility.
This gargoyle is also a chimera, a genetic hybrid of two different creatures,in this case something doglike with bird wings.
A chimera also means an idea that is absurd or simply impossible.
I initially thought there was only one gargoyle in this picture. On closer examination I think there might actually be three more smaller ones on the buttress below our winged friend,one upside down.
Maybe I am imagining it.
That would be impossible…