Westminster Gargoyles

Gargoyles – what strange monstrous beasts they are! They protect the ancient churches and also serve to spill water from their mouths in order to serve as historic rain spouts. These are much more decorative than modern day gutters but served much of the same purpose….to prevent water from getting onto the brickwork of the actual buildings and eroding that.

This particular guy is from Westminster Abbey and as I stared up at him I found his taunting to be particularly amusing.

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