Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Hudson Heights, 181st Street Between Fort Washington Avenue and Col Robert Magaw Place

Mary Sargent © 2009 ……click to enlarge

Here is a street level view of the building we saw last night in the middle photo. Can you tell there are gorgoyles up there?

Mary Sargent © 2009 ……click to enlarge

Here, try this.

Mary Sargent © 2009 ……….. click to enlarge

Okay, this.

Wouldn't you like to know what he's reading?

Technically, these are not gargoyles because they're not water drains. If they are non-functional ornaments, they're called grotesques. Read all about it here on Wikipedia.

Maybe he's reading Finding Your Purpose In Life.

See map.

1 comment:

jdemott said...

Interesting point of fact. I never knew that gargoyles were waterspouts, specifically. Thanks for the link.