On my recent visit to PARIS one place I wanted to go was NOTRE DAME CATHEDRAL, the main reason being that I LOVE GARGOYLES and some of the most famous are on NOTRE DAME.
GARGOYLES (what would I do without Wikipedia???) I discovered that a GARGOYLE is a carved stone grotesque with a spout designed to convey water away from a roof and that they are usually elongated fantastic creatures while a GROTESQUE is a sculpture that does not work as a waterspout and serves only an ornamental or artistic function.
Cabinet of Curiosities by Katherine Webb
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