Virtual Tour: Gargoyles of the Cathedrals from Paris to Washington
Thu, October 22, 2020 @ 07:00PM To Thu, October 22, 2020 @ 08:30PM
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The Washington National Cathedral is one of Washington’s most magnificent and stunning structures. Although the foundation stone was laid in 1907, it was not until September 29, 1990, exactly 83 years after ground was broken, that the final stone was set in place. This walk tells the story of one 20th-century Greek-born sculptor and artist, Constantine Seferlis, who devoted nearly 20 years to carving the stone that brought the National Cathedral to life.
Led by Seferlis’ son, Clift, a stone carver in his own right, you will take a virtual tour of the beautiful grounds and hear of the cathedral’s history as only someone who knows the building intimately can tell it. In addition to an exciting general history of the Cathedral, Clift will tell us of the many mysteries of the gargoyles and unknown spooky stories of the cathedral that are unknown the most D.C. residents. You may never look at this landmark the same way again.
Clift will also take us virtually to Notre Dame, where the gargoyles have been a commanding presence since 1163. Hear about some of the scariest experiences these gargoyles have brought to visitors over the centuries. Learn the real legends of the Hunchback of Notre Dame.
In addition, we will visit cathedrals throughout the world and learn the influence of their gargoyles.
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