Impossible Gargoyle

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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…

 

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