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Gargoyle of the Day: Casa de Las Gárgolas, Santiago, Chile

By Paulo Andrés Gómez Araya (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)%5D, via Wikimedia Commons
I was scrolling through a set of gargoyle photos in order to find today’s gargoyle, and I was a little surprised to find a category entitled “Gargoyles of Chile”. This curious creature is from the Casa de Las Gárgolas (House of Gargoyles) in Santiago. I didn’t find much about this location except for this Spanish-language Wikipedia article, which tells us that the Casa is a Neo-Gothic house designed by Eduardo Castobal Zegers in the late 1920s and declared a Chilean National Monument in 2001. (At least that’s what I think it says; my Spanish is not particularly strong.) Below is a photograph of the Casa’s exterior.

By Warko (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)%5D, via Wikimedia Commons
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One thought on “Gargoyle of the Day: Casa de Las Gárgolas, Santiago, Chile

  1. Sorry, but this is not strictly speaking a gargoyle. They carry water away from the building. the term is cognate with gargle. What you have is more a grotesque or a monster.

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