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To: Tax-chick

>> I wonder if the National Cathedral ever finished "refurbishing" the Lee and Jackson windows. <<

Gee, it's a good thing they haven't needed to refurbish the Darth Vader or Kermit-the-Frog statues.

(In fairness, such statues are "grotesques," or artistic waterspouts, used artistically to represent scaring away evil spirits. They are such objects, which, when used as drainspouts, are called "gargoyles." "Groteque" comes from "grotto," meaning "cave," whereas "gargoyle" comes from gargulio, meaning "throat," or "gullet.")


4 posted on 08/11/2006 12:15:31 PM PDT by dangus
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To: dangus

I found it a neat experience to visit a Gothic cathedral with central heat and air. Last time I went to the National Cathedral was almost 10 years, ago, I guess - I went to a Christmas concert when I was visiting my parents.


5 posted on 08/11/2006 1:24:01 PM PDT by Tax-chick (I've always wanted to be 40 ... and it's as good as I anticipated!)
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