Photo of the Day: Firehouse Gargoyle

I love this photo from Moocat of a gargoyle which protects over the firehouse on Race Street (near 13th).

Photo by moocat

I have to say, though, that this gargoyle doesn’t seem terribly scary (as I thought gargoyles are supposed to be), but rather he looks frightened, all curled up like that and looking nervously out of the corner of his eye. At worst, I think I might be frightened off by whatever it is that is scaring him.

Still, he is charming and that is the point of a new Flickr group that Moocat recently started: Philadelphia: The Charm of the City. The group is for “charming architectural details, public art, and street scenes that evoke the magic of Philadelphia” … but “not typical skyline or Liberty Bell shots unless they present an unusual view”. (That last line is a warning to those who would flood the pool with photos taken in Philadelphia sure enough, but which don’t particularly highlight the charm of the city.) I’m looking forward to this group to see all the little charming quirks and oddities of this city that I might not otherwise notice.

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