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- Gargoyles! -


A Gargoyle by definition is a grotesque carved human or animal face or figure projecting from the gutter of a building, typically acting as a spout to carry water clear of a wall. When not constructed as a waterspout and only serving an ornamental or artistic function, the correct term for such a sculpture is a grotesque, chimera, or boss. However, in common usage, the word "gargoyle" is generally used to describe any monstrous sculpture, whether intended as a waterspout or not (Wikipedia).

Many medieval cathedrals have gargoyles - the most famous of these are at Notre Dame de Paris.  The photos below were taken by Jess Nicol when she made the Gargoyle Pilgrimage in December 2017.

You will notice that the Gargoyle Wines logo is a stylised version of Stryga - the famous Notre Dame puke faced Gargoyle above.

For us Puke Face Lads, Gargoyles play a special role with each of us having to display a Gargoyle in our home... 

Dick's Gargoyle

(Sir Lacious)

Mick's Gargoyle

(Sir Pository)

Trev's Gargoyle

(Sir Gar)

Sam's Gargoyle

(Sir Tifiable)

Dave's Gargoyle

(Sir Plus de Clos)

Tilly's Gargoyle

(Sir Rhossis de Liver)

Gareth's Gargoyle

(Sir Loin)

Shane's Gargoyle

(Sir G'Rey)

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