Notre-Dame: the animals that inspired this famous landmark’s stone gargoyles

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On 16 April, news broke that one of the most famous landmarks in France, Notre-Dame Cathedral, was being engulfed by a huge blaze. In less than 24 hours parts of the 850-year-old’s Gothic structure, including the spire and parts of its original wooden roof, had been destroyed and collapsed. Notre-Dame is home to a number of sculptures including more than 100 gargoyles. But what are these unusual looking, animal-like stone creatures?

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Write about evil

#318: Write about evil: how you understand it (or don’t), what you think it means, or a way it’s manifested, either in the world at large or in your life.

Oh dear… Another deadline missed! I really should stop going on nights out and getting back (technically) the next day! At least, as of next week, I’ll be getting my lunch breaks back so will be able to complete my prompts on the correct days!

Anyway, back to business…

I’d like to say that I understand evil but I really don’t think I do. One thing I do believe in however, is that people are not born wicked, but they have wickedness thrust upon them (referencing the great green witch, Elphaba).