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Gothic series Two imps are biting the cheeks of this gargoyle on the side of Salisbury Cathedral.
Gargoyles are nearly always used to guide rainwater away from the walls and this one is no exception.
As an interesting side note, the sculptor of this architectural piece got in touch with me to give some very positive feedback. Jay Battle said:
I was searching the internet this week for some images of Salisbury Cathedral in order to explain something to a client when I came across your photography.
I just wanted to say that I thought your shots of 'Agony of the Biting Imps' and 'Forever Watching' at Salisbury are superbly shot.
I was responsible for carving both of those and have stared at them more than most. I don't have any photos of them in place and when I saw these I had to write to you to let you know how wonderful I think your eye for composition is.
I am normally sick of a carving by the time I finish and as a result never have photos of my work in place. Odd maybe, but in seeing your photos of my work has made me look again at how they sit and I don't feel ill- thank you.
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