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Chimeras in Notre Dame - Free art photo

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Image Description: Gargoyles - intimidating stone statues installed on the upper reaches of buildings over the years, for both decorative and mystical protective reasons - can be found all over the world, but you’d be hard-pressed to find a scene more spookily filled with their different variations than this one at Notre Dame. With one winged creature dominating the foreground, we see an entire cast of demonic-looking characters staring out over the skyline, complete with a large angel in the center, presumably praying for protection from the evil beasts that surround it. Good and evil aside, gargoyles certainly do know how to set a very particular urban scene!

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