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…

 

Sun Catches The Heavenly Place

Eighth and final post in this series of religious and spiritual places.

Late afternoon light illumines this old inner city church.

Factoid: Terrific Gothic Revival stylings ,replete with gargoyle faces.Do love me a bit of  good gothic! Took this one while hanging around before a rock gig round the corner(New Zealand’s own The Chills in fact).In a way music concerts are like church services,the band and the preacher just the same,whipping up fervour amongst the believers,getting their message across any way they can…..

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Methodist Church, Pitt Street, Auckland NZ