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:



  1. I love the dragon in the second photo, Gigi. I don't think I've ever seen one. Gargoyles, with their various expressions of good or evil, are fascinating. I look forward to more of you pictures.

  2. Thanks, Ellis. My favorite thing about that second dragon above is that if you look carefully you can see there's a little angel on the right looking over at him.