Monday, November 28, 2011

Famous Gargoyle of New York

If you're a fan of gargoyles, chances are you recognize the fellow below. He's on an apartment building in the Gramercy Park neighborhood of Manhattan.

I never lived in New York, so I never had the experience of living in a building with a gargoyle outside. But that's okay. My bookshelves are covered with them instead.


Monday, November 14, 2011

Gargoyles of the Doors and Windows of New York

I was supposed to go on a trip to to New York City a few months ago, and I was looking forward to walking through Manhattan looking for gargoyles. My cancer diagnosis made it necessary to cancel that trip, but I'm still planning to make it back there next year once I'm well. In the meantime I've been looking through some of my old NYC photos. Last week I found a couple photos of a writer gargoyle, and now I've found some of my favorite stone carvings that adorn apartment buildings in New York. There are so many gargoyles on the most random buildings in the city that there are dedicated gargoyle walking tours. If you're walking down a residential street in New York, look up and you might just see something like this:


Monday, November 7, 2011

National Novel Writing Month and a Literary Gargoyle

November is National Novel Writing Month, aka NaNoWriMo, that time of year when crazy people such as myself sign up to write a 50,000 word novel in a month.

Here's a New York City gargoyle who's a writer himself. Holding a quill pen and with a mischievous grin on his face, this gargoyle sits just above the first floor of the Britannia apartment building in New York.

And here are a couple NaNoWriMo-inspired shots.

p.s. Those are Juliet Blackwell's mystery novels Sherlock Snoopy is walking in front of. If you haven't read her books, you're missing out.