Gargoyle of the Notre Dame Cathedral, Paris, France
The gargoyles are an essential part of the history of the cathedral, and a key aspect of the site. The gargoyles' main purpose is very practical. As rain water runs down the roofs of Notre-Dame de Paris, it needs to drain off without dripping down the walls and potentially damaging them.
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Kyrgyzstan, Tash Rabat Valley
Kyrgyzstan, Tash Rabat Valley. Shepherd's summer camp. The Caravanserai of Tash-Rabat was constructed in the 15th century, on the ancient trade route from Central Asia to China and was a resting place for merchants, ambassadors, travelers and
© Paul Harris
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Dunster Castle, home of the Fownes-Luttrell family, Somerset, c1880. Artist: Unknown
Dunster Castle, home of the Fownes-Luttrell family, Somerset, c1880. A print from A Series of Picturesque Views of Seats of the Noblemen and Gentlemen of Great Britain and Ireland, edited by Reverend FO Morris, Volume VI, William Mackenzie, London, c1880. Wood-engraved plates after paintings by Benjamin Fawcett and Alexander Francis Lydon.
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