Basilica of St. Nazaire Gargoyle

Basilica of St. Nazaire Gargoyle, Carcassonne, France

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3 Comments on “Basilica of St. Nazaire Gargoyle”

  1. Laoski August 27, 2014 at 8:48 pm #

    I like how the face of the statue stands out in the photo ๐Ÿ™‚


  2. Frank August 30, 2014 at 10:05 pm #

    I’ve always wondered what significance gargoyles have in Christian mythology … great pic!


    • Brian August 31, 2014 at 3:12 am #

      I believe gargoyles serve the same function as do stained glass windows. In the early days of the church most people were illiterate and so pictures and sculptures were used to convey messages. Inside the church, stained glass tells biblical stories. Outside the church, demons lurk everywhere.


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