Gargoyle of the Day · Gargoyles

Gargoyle of the Day: National Cathedral, Washington D.C.

Who said gargoyles have to be creepy? This sweet little puppy gargoyle lives on the National Cathedral in Washington D.C. The photo is from Pinterest.

The National Cathedral in Washington D.C. is a rare and wonderful example of twentieth-century architectural design including gargoyles and grotesques with all the cleverness and authenticity of their very best medieval ancestors. For this, we have to thank the creativity and skill of the craftsmen who carved them in much the same way they would have during the Middle Ages. The National Cathedral is quite proud of its many and varied gargoyles, including a Darth Vader grotesque designed by a kid in a contest sponsored by the cathedral. Visit the church’s gargoyles page to learn more and see additional photographs.

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