Photo study – The Gargoyle Bench – Fletcher Moss Botanical Gardens – Didsbury Manchester
April 27, 2016 10:40am CST
The lovely Botanical Gardens in South Manchester are one of my favourite walking areas and they contain one of the most unusual park benches I have ever seen. One side is made of a giant vampire bat and the other leg is this gargoyle figure. The seat itself is covered in various fantasy book and TV carvings with figures from the works of Philip Pullman, C S Lewis and Bender from the Futurama cartoons among them. The bench was created by the parents of a deceased girl called Rory Potter as a commemoration of her favourite fantasies in life – such a wonderful way to remember someone. It seems not all gargoyles and trolls are unfriendly or heartless. Arthur Chappell
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• Manchester, England
27 Apr 16
I rarely get to the South of !Manchester, so this is something that I have never known about. It does seem a fascinating idea and would be an interesting sight. To be pedantic, it is unlikely to be a gargoyle because a gargoyle was a water spout.