I just saw a photo of this hybrid gargoyle in a gargoyle book I’m reading, and my first thought was that he looks like he belongs in an alien movie. He seemed a bit more extraterrestrial in the first photo I saw, but he’s still so fabulously weird with his wings and fish tail, isn’t he? He is from the Hotel de Ville (Town Hall) in Brussels, Belgium.
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Alexandra Kiely, aka A Scholarly Skater, is an art historian based in the northeastern United States. She loves wandering down the dark and dusty corners of art history and wholeheartedly believes in visual art's ability to enrich every person's life.
Her favorite periods of art history are 19th-century American painting and medieval European art and architecture. When she not looking at, reading about, writing about, or teaching art, she's probably ice dancing or reading.
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Well caught. I often wonder what those masons were on!