Grotesques at York Minster, York
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Wishing you a grotesque Halloween. Happy Halloween!
These mask-like monsters of the Minster wish you a hearty 'Happy Halloween'! That's York Minster, by the way, the towering medieval cathedral in the heart of York, decorated with these impish figures meant to scare off evil spirits. Just don't call them gargoyles (gargoyles have waterspouts) Statues like these stony-faced fellas bear an even more Halloween-appropriate name: grotesques.