These are a pair of Wasserspeiern or gargoyles from the Münster in Freiburg. The story I was told is that the buildings across the way were the headquarters, if you will, of the guilds of the town. Each guild gave to the building of the Münster…except one. That one was acknowledged with the gargoyle on the left which is “mooning” the house of the guild in question. (I also enjoyed the fact that my host knew the English term “mooning” but could not recall the English for Wasserspeier.)
Today was tennis! The tennis courts are in Spring Creek Park which has, wouldn’t you know it, a creek running through it. […]
The corner of Heister and College, the Schreyer Honors College, Penn State University.
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