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Paris! Gargoyles! (7 photos)
Lens: Pentax 18-135 Camera: K5 Photo Location: Paris, France 
Posted By: sealonsf, 05-28-2014, 12:27 PM

Just a few from Paris.

1. Notre Dame gargoyles.


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7. And the final one, I made this look like an old photograph. The rain clouds covered the top which made the Eiffel Tower look unfinished.


Hope you enjoyed seeing these. I love Paris!
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3 and 7 are classic. Well done.
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3 and 7 are classic. Well done.
Thanks!
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Thanks for sharing. I have always wondered about why gargoyles were built on cathedrals. I suppose it had something to do with chasing off Satan? But they are remarkable, and your photos captured them very well.

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Highly reminiscent of Brassai's photos, though he mostly worked at night on Notre Dame. IIRC, many of the carvings were a comparatively recent addition, and of course some of them aren't used as water spouts either, so they're not strictly gargoyles, at least in the accepted sense. That aside, well done!
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Highly reminiscent of Brassai's photos, though he mostly worked at night on Notre Dame. IIRC, many of the carvings were a comparatively recent addition, and of course some of them aren't used as water spouts either, so they're not strictly gargoyles, at least in the accepted sense. That aside, well done!
That's true that they are not all true gargoyles, hadn't thought of that. But you can see from #5 photo that many were doing their job that day.

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Thanks for sharing. I have always wondered about why gargoyles were built on cathedrals. I suppose it had something to do with chasing off Satan? But they are remarkable, and your photos captured them very well.
They serve two purposes, as drainage and to scare evil spirits away.
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No3 is the winner in my book, almost an iconic view of the Paris skyline that I've not seen before, well done.
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No3 is the winner in my book, almost an iconic view of the Paris skyline that I've not seen before, well done.
Thank you! I just love it when it rains with my trusty weatherproof Pentax. I didn't have to worry about keeping my camera out of the rain for any of these shots.

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