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Silent Sunday: Gargoyles

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Comment balloon 27 commentsPatricia Kennedy • September 20 2009 09:17AM


What a lovely photo... I love the detail on the gargoyles.. amazing.

Posted by Joan Whitebook, Consumer Focused Real Estate Services (BHG The Masiello Group) about 11 years ago

Wow - gorgeous photo. 

Posted by Vicki Pedersen, Providing Exceptional Real Estate Service (Pedersen Real Estate) about 11 years ago


That is a very nice photo. I like the detail. I had some neat photos like that from some of the old buildings in Italy.

Posted by Steven L. Smith, Bellingham WA Home Inspector (King of the House Home Inspection, Inc.) about 11 years ago

Hey, Patricia. That picture is worthy to grace our walls. Thanks for sharing, Jim

Posted by Jim & Maria Hart, Charleston, SC Real Estate (Brand Name Real Estate) about 11 years ago

Hi Patricia. Great photo and beautiful architecture, Where is this?

Posted by Lee & Carol Barbour, REALTORS, Mountain Living Team in Murphy NC and North GA (Murphy and Hayesville, NC; Hiawassee, Blairsville, Blue Ridge GA) about 11 years ago

I enjoy the architectural touch of a gargoyle and they have a rich history.  Beautiful photo.

Posted by Susan Brown (Keller Williams NE, Kingwood Texas (Humble & Atascocita too)) about 11 years ago

This is a photo of one of the spires of Washington's National Cathedral.  You can take an elevator from the vestivule of the church up to the tea room, which has one of the best views of Washington that there is.  This is one that I took looking east, toward the Capitol Building.


Posted by Patricia Kennedy, Home in the Capital (RLAH Real Estate) about 11 years ago

Absolutely lovely photo Pat...thank you for posting it today!

Posted by Bill Saunders, Realtor®, (Meyers Realty) about 11 years ago

Hi Pat... what a great shot of the National Cathedral!  I have never seen it from this angle before.  Where did you shoot from?

Posted by Steve Shatsky about 11 years ago

WOW! I love the detail - everything is so crisp and clear. I remember visiting the cathedral with my dad when I was in 6th grade. Thanks for the memories!

Posted by Chrissy Harrison (Referral Only Realty) about 11 years ago


Posted by Kris Wales, Real Estate Blog & Homes for Sale search site, Macomb County MI (Keller Williams Realty - Lakeside Market Center) about 11 years ago


It may be a silent Sunday but your photo is speaking volumes.  Very nice ma'am

Posted by Don Rogers, Realtor, Broker, CDPE, GRI, OnullFallon MO & St Charles County MO homes (Keller Williams Realty Chesterfield) about 11 years ago

Pat - what a great photo. I always thought Gargoyles were fascinating. I have a bunch of pics of them from churches in Italy and France. An intriguing architectural invention.


Posted by Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude (eXp Realty of California, Inc.) about 11 years ago

Pat --- this is an awesome photo --- the view is fantastic -- just a beautiful building --- thanks for sharing.

         Mama Liz

Posted by Liz Loadholt, Realtor--Broker-in-charge - Trainer--Relocation Director Covering SC (Liz Loadholt- AgentOwned Realty- Covering SC) about 11 years ago

Hi Pat-Great capture on such a beautiful building. Hope your Sunday is going well. <SMILE>

Posted by Sharon Lee, Retired and loving life (Sharon Lee's Virtual Assistance) about 11 years ago

We stopped at the national cathedral a couple of years back and bought Chester a Gargoyle thatg was made on the grounds of the National Cathedral. He set up residence in our flower garden in Michigan. I don't think he likes the winters here.

Posted by Terry & Bonnie Westbrook, Westbrook Realty - Grand Rapids Forest Hills MI Re (Westbrook Realty Broker-Owner) about 11 years ago


Gargoyles are major cool. I wish I had a couple of those things.

Posted by Tom Braatz Waukesha County Real Estate 262-377-1459, Waukesha County Realtor Real Estate agent. SOLD! (Coldwell Banker) about 11 years ago

Not sure how you captured this...must be your Angel Wings =)...great shot!!


The National Cathedral is truly awe-inspiring.  It is certainly worthy of the nation.

Posted by Jim Hale, Eugene Oregon's Best Home Search Website (ACTIONAGENTS.NET) about 11 years ago


Posted by Celeste "SALLY" Cheeseman, (RA) AHWD CRS ePRO OAHU HAWAII REAL ESTATE (Liberty Homes) about 11 years ago

Awesome Cathedral. Great shot Pat, love the capitol in the background. Is the National Cathedral's architectural style Gothic or Romanesque?

Posted by Mitchell J Hall, Lic Associate RE Broker - Manhattan & Brooklyn (Compass) about 11 years ago

OK, how on earth did you get that shot? It is wonderful I have to say! Good job!

Posted by Andrea Swiedler, Realtor, Southern Litchfield County CT (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New England Properties) about 11 years ago

OK, some of you are asking how I got this shot. 

I took the elevator up to the front spires.  Then I walked around to the east windows and found my camera lens pointed at the back spire.  When you come to Washington, call me and I'll take you up here for the best view in the entire city!

Posted by Patricia Kennedy, Home in the Capital (RLAH Real Estate) about 11 years ago

Mitch, I'm not sure what the style is.  Is was only recently completed, and they had a really hard time finding stone masons who knew how to do, among other things, gargoyles.

Posted by Patricia Kennedy, Home in the Capital (RLAH Real Estate) about 11 years ago


I don't know how that craftsmanship was achieved and whether it was done there or on the ground first, but it is great. :)


Posted by Steve Hoffacker, Certified Aging In Place Specialist-Instructor (Steve Hoffacker LLC) about 11 years ago

Hi Patricia.  Where WERE you to get a picture from that elevation?  Like Joan, I like the gargoyles.  I left mine behind in Maryland when I moved to Hawaii and I miss those guys.

Posted by Richard Dolbeare, R(B), R(B), ABR, CRS...Hawaii Multi-Island Specialist (eXp Realty) almost 11 years ago

Richard, I went to the National Cathedral's tea room, which is an elevator ride up.  This photo was taken facing toward the eastern spires.  Mine got misplaced when I moved here from New York.  I shelped it back to New York from a gift shop near Notre Dame in Paris.

Posted by Patricia Kennedy, Home in the Capital (RLAH Real Estate) almost 11 years ago