Grotesques at York Minster, North Yorkshire, England
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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, England, decorated with these impish figures meant to scare off evil spirits. Just don't call them gargoyles (for that title to apply, they'd need waterspouts)! Statues like these fellas bear an even more Halloween-appropriate name: grotesques.