A weathered gargoyle

St Magnus Cathedral in Kirkwall is a masterpiece of stone carving. There are numerous decorative flourishes including this gargoyle. I know it’s a gargoyle as it’s part of the Cathedral’s drainage system and so it make a gurgling sound as water gargles through its mouth; you can see where the name gargoyle comes from.

Gargoyle on St Magnus Cathedral, Kirkwall - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) 2016 David Bailey (not the)

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