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Gargoyles?

Details from the main post-office building, Marktplatz, Basel.

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About hbhatnagar

I need to fill this up with much better content than I had populated it with earlier. Why I write a blog maybe? I started blogging in 2009 or thereabouts. I was a newly turned atheist and wanted to converse with others of the same persuasion. We're not exactly a big population group in India! It didn't go very well and I sort of lost interest, posting a few things now and then. I got a lot more regular over the last few months and have been posting almost daily since February '15. There were many reasons why I gradually became more regular in posting, but one way or the other, here I am! So this blog has taken shape, being at different points in time my showcase, my comedy club, my art gallery, my book club, my therapist, my close friend, my innermost self....but always my little corner of the world. You are all welcome to visit and I hope you stay awhile! A few points about me because I don't want to lead anyone on(and trust me this does become an issue more often than I'd care to admit). I'm Indian, the brown-skinned variety; if race, ethnicity or skin colour is an issue, you don't have to get to know me any more than what you see on my blog. I'm 40, so if age is an issue, please be informed accordingly. I was a doctor, an ophthalmic surgeon for 10 years before I quit practice.

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13 thoughts on “Gargoyles?

  1. These are gorgeous pictures . I am reminded of the Clock Tower outside Mumbai ‘ s zoo which was funded by David Sasoon , a renowned philanthropist . I had always assumed the faces ( not Gargoyles though ) on the tower had something to do with him or his family until I visited it and got to know the four faces symbolised morning , noon , evening and night . Your pictures are wonderful !!!

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    Posted by thatmishmash | 25/01/2016, 3:44 AM
  2. These are fantastic captures of the Gothic architecture. I really like all four, beautiful details.
    Thank you so much for sharing with us, Dr. Hb! ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Posted by Amy | 24/01/2016, 6:49 PM
  3. On looking closer, maybe the second one is also a green man. Was there a garden nearby?

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    Posted by Kathryne Miller | 24/01/2016, 6:05 PM
  4. They’re beautiful. The first one seems like a representation of The Green Man, a character from so many different cultures. The leaves around his face are exquisite. The second one is also amazing in its intricacy. It must represent some mythological figures, especially with those eyebrows!

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    Posted by Kathryne Miller | 24/01/2016, 6:03 PM
    • I thought those were surgical scars on some Frankenstein-ey monster! Though the building probably predates Mary Shelley’s book. ๐Ÿ˜€
      I wondered if the second one and others that I didn’t click were prominent businessmen of the day and were represented as guardian spirits of the city maybe.

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      Posted by hbhatnagar | 24/01/2016, 6:28 PM
  5. I love gargoyles. Gothic architecture is among my favourite things to view. The last sculpture was superb. Details are amazing. You’d think a real person was hanging off there.

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    Posted by Sabiscuit | 24/01/2016, 4:56 PM
    • I thought so too, wish I’d clicked more so I could have done a census…..All buildings with a character of their own are attractive in their own way, even featureless, mass-produced ones I will post one of these days! Thanks for commenting! ๐Ÿ™‚

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      Posted by hbhatnagar | 24/01/2016, 5:08 PM
  6. COOL nice post! love this! keep on writing and posting! cheers!

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    THANK YOU!

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    Posted by Wisket of Gem | 24/01/2016, 4:46 PM

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