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Photo-a-Day  (Saturday, 11th February, 2017)

Grotesque


Grotesque
Wigan Parish Church grotesque and pigeons.

Photo: David  (Olympus OMD EM10)
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Comment by: alan on 11th February 2017 at 00:09

One of the PAD posters posed for that carving, can you guess who ?

Comment by: Dave K on 11th February 2017 at 01:37

Was it Gar Goyl?

Comment by: Derek Platt on 11th February 2017 at 02:13

Alan, you can't be thinking of Mick can you

Comment by: Ellen on 11th February 2017 at 03:49

How strangely appropriate it is that this creature is covered in moss!...Great capture!

Comment by: Rachel on 11th February 2017 at 07:30

There are so many grumpy old men out there so it's anyone's guess !

Comment by: . Ozymandias . on 11th February 2017 at 09:17

Garry ?

Comment by: Veronica B on 11th February 2017 at 09:19

I believe Grotesques with their closed mouths are more artistic ornamentation. Gargoyles on the other hand with their open mouths were devised as water spouts - the fiercer the better to ward off evil spirits in medieval times.

Comment by: AB on 11th February 2017 at 10:04

Nice photo. As to the face, I could model for this when I view the content of some of the modern Wigan photos

Comment by: Anne on 11th February 2017 at 10:15

I could also model for this when I am avoiding clipboarders and chuggers. Nice clear piccy.

Comment by: Veronica B on 11th February 2017 at 12:26

The 'nowty' face doesn't appear to have an effect on warding the pigeons off! Forgot to say what a good picture it is!

Comment by: DTease on 11th February 2017 at 15:05

He looks like a Wigan Athletic Fan at full time.

Comment by: Garry on 11th February 2017 at 18:11

Now hang on a minute, I'm not grumpy far from it, I'm a very nice man of good character. You've made me a little sad....double sherry for me tonight in front of me roaring coal fire.

Comment by: Ellen on 11th February 2017 at 18:56

Garry;-I like this comment of yours, it speaks well of you.

Comment by: . Ozymandias . on 11th February 2017 at 21:07

Don't sup it all Gazza, I'll be round in a bit. I'm just soaking me feet and clipping me toenails. I've got a bit of Brie and half a packet of Ritz crackers left over from Christmas, shall I bring them with me ?

Comment by: Garry on 12th February 2017 at 11:05

Cheers Ellen x
Only need my dog for company, Ozy.

Comment by: Lynne on 12th February 2017 at 12:31

Looks a lot like Trump to me!

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