Gargoyle of the Day

Gargoyle of the Day: Forbidden City, Beijing

I bet you didn't see this one coming! We tend to associate gargoyles with the Gothic architecture of medieval Europe, ┬ábut the idea of carving functional drain-spouts into the shapes of real or imagined creatures is not unique to Europe, Christianity, or the Middle Ages. Beijing's Forbidden City, a treasure-trove of animal statuary in all… Continue reading Gargoyle of the Day: Forbidden City, Beijing