Montag, 13. Februar 2012

Gargoyles in Herford

Dear Friends
the Joanniskirche in Herford has offered us not only the vision of its magnificent organ but also the vision of its external gargoyles. The gargoyles are representations sometime grotesques of mythical animals: dragons or chimaeres, demons or humans placed at the discharges of the gutters of the roof of mainly churches but also middle age buildings. Their architectural function is to keep the rain water far from the surfaces of the exterior walls and the foundations. Their religious signification is to keep demons far from the church or the building. Here are the images of the gargoyles of the Joanniskirche. I have to observes that also the gargoyles represent an interesting center of interest for our M.Polo Club.

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