Thursday, 17 May 2012

1055 : A Chimera Not A Gargoyle


This small carved figure sits just above the door of Holy Trinity Church, Queensbury. Whether it is to welcome the right people in or keep the wrong people out, I am not sure, but there is something about the satisfied smile that I quite like. There is no water spout and therefore it is not a gargoyle; the correct architectural terminology is, it seems, a chimera.

3 comments:

Chairman Bill said...

Looks nothing like a chimbley

Roy said...

Excellent, excellent shot, Alan!

Karen S. said...

I too have one, not quite so big, but protecting none the less from the corner of my house out front....but he's the only one around my part of the neighborhood!