Gargoyle of the Day

Gargoyle of the Day: Casa della Vittoria, Turin, Italy

This dragon grotesque and his twin live on the Casa della Vittoria in Turin, Italy. The building is also sometimes called Casa dei Draghi, presumably because of decorations like this one. ("Drago" is the Italian work for "dragon".) I'm having trouble finding out more about the building, on account of the fact that my Italian is currently a bit rusty,… Continue reading Gargoyle of the Day: Casa della Vittoria, Turin, Italy

Gargoyle of the Day

Gargoyle of the Day: University of Chicago

I've talked about the University of Chicago's gargoyles before, in a post about collegiate gargoyles. However, I really had no idea at the time how prominent a role these gargoyles play in the school's culture. Not only is the university's IT system nicknamed "gargoyle", but the University of Chicago gargoyle also has his own blog, and the… Continue reading Gargoyle of the Day: University of Chicago

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Gargoyle of the Day: Eastern State Penitentiary, Pennsylvania

I probably should have saved this one for closer to Halloween, but I just couldn't wait because it's almost too good to be true. This very threatening-looking, shackled gargoyle can be found on the exterior of the Eastern State Penitentiary in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. I'm not sure if the gargoyle is functional or not, but it… Continue reading Gargoyle of the Day: Eastern State Penitentiary, Pennsylvania

Architecture · Gargoyles

Darth Vader Grotesques, Books, and A Medieval Revival Library

I had lots of fun with the non-traditional gargoyles yesterday, and I hope you did, too. For today's offering, please accept this link to more photos of gargoyles from around the world. I particularly enjoyed the Washington National Cathedral ones, so I visited its website and found some great information, including facts about gargoyles and… Continue reading Darth Vader Grotesques, Books, and A Medieval Revival Library