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Gargoyle of the Day: St. Giles, High Kirk of Edinburgh

By Sarah Stierch (http://www.flickr.com/photos/sarahvain/9210301131/) [CC BY 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)%5D, via Wikimedia Commons
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.

By Ad Meskens (Own work) [Attribution, CC BY-SA 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0) or GFDL (http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html)%5D, via Wikimedia Commons
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.

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