My Facebook friend Sara requested gargoyles of the Scottish Highlands for my next gargoyle of the day. Unfortunately, I haven’t had any luck tracking down photos of specifically Highland gargoyles. So many of the gorgeous churches out there are in such a state of ruin that in most cases, whatever gargoyles they may have once had are now long gone. I did, however, find these pretty striking gargoyles on a more urban Scottish church – St. Giles in Edinburgh. I’m doing things a little differently today by including two photos. You may need to zoom in to get the full effect.
I will continue the search for Highlands gargoyles tomorrow. In the meantime, I would love more requests like Sara’s. I would also be happy to feature others’ gargoyle photos if they would be willing to share them.
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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