With Halloween upon us, we resurrect a ghoulish quiz we ran a few years ago celebrating the gargoyles and other fanciful faces carved into the façades of many McGill buildings.
Dozens of creatures – human, animal, mythological – glower, smile and stoically stand guard over a campus that is eerily quiet these days.
And while you may have hustled past the stony sentinels dozens, even hundreds of times, you might not have noticed them. We’ve compiled a short, 20-question quiz to test your powers of observation. See how good you are at matching the stone faces and statuary in each picture with a McGill building.
“Most of these ferocious and maleficent physiognomies, some gloating, laughing, or screaming, share one thing: they all look down on us.” – Michael Camille, The Gargoyles of Notre-Dame: Medievalism and the Monsters of Modernity