Sunday, March 30, 2014

Gargoyle on a roof

Gargoyle on a roof

There's something weird on this rooftop!
Zoomed in for a close-up from the front.

 There are so many Historical buildings in our town. I should share some of them, later ... but this isn't a building I'm intrigued with, it's a gargoyle sculpture on a roof.

So many times I've driven past this house in Nelson, BC and caught a fleeting glimpse of this sculpture on a roof top. As I'm sure many of us locals have. It's been there for years but I've never seen it up close.

My curiosity finally got the best of me, so we took the time to stop & I walked around taking pictures & getting a closer look.

I'm thrilled to see it's made of metal, and has some amazing details like claws, scales, a cool tail and I wonder if he always sports the helmet & skis.

 I don't know who made it, or if it has a name,
but it's pretty cool, and so I thought I'd share it with you :)
I'm sure a lot of Nelson folks have seen this, but not up close.
View from behind

A bit closer
Close up from the backside... love his scales!

Close up side view from behind, love his tail & the skis :)
Front view- OH NO! he sees me! 

Love this pose.
Too bad the sun was behind him. I had to edit the photo to lighten up what looked like a silhouette.
Note to self: stop & take pictures again, but next time later in the day :)

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