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Gargoyle on the Tower of London. Photo by Robin Zebrowski via Flickr  (Creative Commons).

This weirdly-misshapen face is one of several gargoyles or grotesques located on the infamous Tower of London. Considering the many horrifying things that have happened inside that castle-turned-prison, I would say that his somewhat-twisted appearance is appropriate, though I’m sure this wasn’t intentional. Interestingly, the other Tower of London gargoyles I found, though all still disembodied heads, were much less humanoid in appearance and more closely resembled the fantastical creatures we’re used to seeing as gargoyles.

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