Wednesday, 1 July 2015

Pedras: spits* and taints* of Lisbon

There are distressingly few rude statues in Lisbon. Most of their statues seem to be of bold men who boldly explored strange new worlds and and boldy advanced the slaughter and enslavement of their native populations.

Look, I'm trying my best here...

But luckily there are many gargoyles...

Some of which even have bare boobies! Yay!

  So here are some of my fave gargoyles, monsters and grotesques:

It may be a bit worn, but this is supposed to be the oldest depiction of a rhinoceros in Western art 

Aw look - she is reading in bed with her dogs. It's the 13th century Ashbless!
I don't normally feed them chicken legs in bed, though.

Iron Age warrior gods
Bald, bearded and tattooed ... I swear I've seen them around
The well-known medieval legend of the sphinx, the mermaid and the giant penguins ... Um. Maybe.

The stunning cloisters of the Monastery hold many monsters...

These look like male genitals that have grown hooves and run away
I know about the Green Man - but a Green Cat?

But this is my favourite of them all - it's the Jet-Powered Angel!

He soars through the firmament scaring cherubs! He even has flamey heat-ripples!

* I'm currently reading Stoneheart


Jo said...

These are fun. What was that about taints, though?

Janine Ashbless said...

"Stoneheart" is all about statues that come to life. Spits are human-form and good. Taints are monstrous and bad. That's as far as I've got.

Personally I'd have picked labels less comically rude ;-)

Jo said...

Nice premise! Tell us how it goes?