Tuesday, 2 August 2016

Gargoyles on Blois Cathedral


Approaching Blois Cathedral.

Blois Cathedral has recently undergone a major restoration of the exterior. Now it has been unveiled again I thought it would be nice to show some shots of the best bits. The cathedral is essentially a 17th century building.

A chimpanzee like gargoyle on the cathedral.

Gargoyles leering over the north-western corner.

These gargoyles appear to be flying felines.

To see my post about the interior of this cathedral, click here.

6 comments:

Sheila said...

That chimp is a bit frightening. Love the first photo with the
contrast of bright light and shade. And how nice that the authorities have added a handrail.

Susan said...

Although there are a lot of steps up to the cathedral they are very shallow (known locally as the petits degrés).

the fly in the web said...

I remember all those steps from my first visit to Blois...th gargoyles seem at odds with the general style of the cathedral, somehow...

Susan said...

It's because it's a 17C building trying to masquerade as a medieval building, sort of.

Loire Daily Photo said...

The second gargoyle is familiar but I'll have to take my binoculars with me next time to observe the others!

Linda said...

Beautiful photos. Thank you so much for sharing. You have a lovely blog. :)

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