Monday, December 16, 2013

gargoyles, Barcelona

I like the gargoyles on buildings through Barcelona. On our tour we learned that some of the gargoyles are just for decoration and are not working. They were originally made to spout out water away from the building to keep water from running down and wearing the material away. The problem with gargoyles, however, was that they would break and fall at times! People walking along the street would actually die sometimes from a falling gargoyle!

A line of gargoyles:

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