Earth, Wind and Fire

In addition to serving as spouts for water in ancients times, the gaping mouths of gargoyles evoked the fearsome destructiveness of these legendary beasts, reminding the laity of the need for the (Roman Catholic) church’s protection. A previous owner of this house added them to keep evil spirits out. Original photographs in black and white. …

Rain Animal

First I thought that somebody was experimenting with some kind of nuclear device but it was just a ‘peekaboo cloud’ as I named it originally. From ancient times, however, is the name ‘Rain animal’; “a mythical giant beast, with a gazillion of little legs stretching to the horizon (The rain).  San people danced and tranced to …