I'll be walking the Camino this fall from August 11th until approximately October 5th...eventually will spend a week in Paris before returning to USA on October 20th
Friday, February 15, 2013
Gargoyles at Notre Dame
After climbing the towers you see monsters, half-man and half-beast.
These demon looking creatures carved out of stone are called gargoyles. The word gargoyle comes from a Latin word, meaning gullet or drain. That's what
the strange looking creatures are, they're drainpipes. Each grotesque
figure has a passageway inside that carries rainwater from the roof and
out through the gargoyle's mouth. From the top of the Notre Dame Cathedral's towers
the gargoyles have a magnificent view of the city of Paris.