Tullgarns Slott (Tullgarn Palace, in English) is an elegant summer palace of Swedish monarchy, built in the 1720s. Tullgarn is a mixture of several architectural styles and has beautiful wrought iron work, including these unusual-yet-functional gargoyles. The cream and peace Neo-Classical palace exterior (image below) hardly looks like someplace where one might find gargoyles, but here they are! I love this gargoyle’s stylized face, the exaggerated curves of the tongue and plumage, and the minimalist treatment of the body. It reminds me of a Chinese dragon, and it’s definitely not what I expected to find when I looked up Swedish gargoyles, but I always love gargoyle-related surprises.