spouting off

By: Lesley

Mar 01 2011

Category: Mississauga


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Located  on the 8th and the 32nd floors of this condo building in Mississauga, are eight gargoyles. The architectural firm responsible for these condos at One Park Tower has added them on as a feature in an ‘innovative nod to old world architecture’.

Participating in My World Tuesday


14 comments on “spouting off”

  1. This made me smile, Lesley!

  2. A fantastic shot Lesley — I love gargoyles — and am so impressed with the effort to keep this old architecture and history alive.

  3. Those eyes are striking. Great photo.

  4. from this angle, gargoyle doesn’t look scary.

  5. What a terrific post for the week, Lesley! I love the gargoyles and I, too, am impressed with the effort to keep the old architecture/history alive and well!! Really marvelous! Hope you have a great week!


  6. I’m glad the gargoyle is looking upward and not at me! As a sculpture, it is an intriguing work of fluid folds. Impressive, indeed! In some ways it reminds me of a BC totem.

  7. That’s a great gargoyle. Very expressive and I love the way you shot it.

  8. Great picture!
    I love the contrast between the straight lines of the balconies in the background and the “goth”, curvy look of the gargoyle…

  9. Excellent capture!

  10. A great gargoyle, it is so fluid.

  11. It is a much nicer gargoyle than many I’ve seen, but they’ve never been my favourite architectural feature. Nevertheless, I am pleased the firm felt moved to include a nod to old-world architecture. Very interesting idea, and a super photo, perfect for the letter G.
    — K

    Kay, Alberta, Canada
    An Unfittie’s Guide to Adventurous Travel

  12. Great photo. The first thing to enter my mind was the movie Ghost Busters. Go figure?

  13. Great gargoyle! Nod or not, I’d love to have those on a building I lived in.

  14. This gargoyle reminds me of lion stuatues placed in front of Torii gate, entrance gate to sanctuary of Shinto , indigenous religion in Japan. They are guardians to protect Shinto deiities and shrines. Gargoyle must be working hard to guard this buildig and drive away evil. But what kind of evil??

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